BANDUNG-Art Building of West Java Provincial Government which will be built in Cikutra, Bandung, will use an architectural design of international class from England, Zaha Hadid.
The assurance was conveyed by Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar with Mayor of Bandung Ridwan Kamil, after a meeting with Zaha Hadid in Bandung Command Centre (BCC) City Hall, Jl. Wastukancana, Bandung on Friday (29/1).
"Zaha Hadid's willingness was already endeavoured by Ridwan Kamil since a long time. And today his team come to discuss the design of the Arts Building Cikutra,” said Vice Governor, accompanied by Ridwan Kamil, Kadisparbud (Head of the Department of Tourism and Culture) West Java, Kadiskimrum (Head of Settlements and Housing) West Java, as well as the other relevant officials.
"It is right to select Zaha Hadid, because an art building should be monumental and for a long time," said Vice Governor after the meeting.
The design of the arts building will be inspired and adapted from the particularities owned by West Java. Vice Governor revealed the building may have elements such as Mega Mendung batik typical of Cirebon and other things.
However, for the design financing, the provincial government does not use the budget from Regional Budget (APBD) because Vice Governor said it will hand over to the third parties or investors which the design will be donated to West Java provincial government.
"For the design budget, there is a third party who will be our partner to build it. So it’s not from the Regional Budget (APBD),” said Vice Governor.
"The provincial government does not pay the architect. Zaha Hadid's design was paid by the investor and donated the design result to the provincial government. The investor will be tendered as an investment project,” added Mayor Ridwan Kamil after the meeting.
Cikutra Art Building will be built on an area of 4 hectares, 2 hectares will be used for art building and other 2 hectares for commercial areas, such as shopping malls, hotels, and more.