The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta administration has announced that the groundbreaking of the iconic Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) arts and culture center revitalization project in Cikini, Central Jakarta will begin on Jakarta's 492th anniversary.
"The groundbreaking will take place on June 22. And then in July, we will start opening bids for the project," said Dwi Daryoto, president director of city-owned developer company PT Jakarta Propertindo on Tuesday, kompas.com reported.
He said the revitalization of the 51-year-old center would be conducted in stages, the first of which would be projects on the front gate and library of the complex. Dwi also said the project would include the construction of a hotel and relocating the existing mosque. “We will also move the mosque to the back."
He said the revitalization project would be under the supervision of the city administration's asset management team to ensure some key features would be preserved.
"If there are no obstacles, TIM's revitalization project will be completed by 2021," Dwi said.
The project is estimated to cost up to Rp 1.8 trillion (US$125 million). The city has commissioned renowned architect Andra Matin to come up with a new design for TIM. (ami)