Kota Seribu Galur: 3rd Winner of the Indonesian New Capital Competition

Designing one’s country capital is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Around 755 contestant enter this international competition.

Our office collaborated with Veritas Design Group and submitted our entries. One of our entries, “Kota Seribu Galur” (A Thousand Thread) made it to Top 5. We presented to President Joko Widodo, cabinet members and the juries on December 20, 2019. We are grateful that on December 23, 2019, it was announced by Kementerian Pekerjaan Umum dan Perumahan Rakyat (Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing), that we won 3rd place.

This competition is unique in that the first winner, would have to collaborate with the 2nd and 3rd winner to sharpen the design. Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said the top three designs for the new capital had fulfilled three criteria for the city: it had to be a symbol of Indonesia’s advanced civilization, it had to be environmentally friendly and it had to be designed with future generations in mind.

Pemenang III Ibu kota negara Kota Seribu Galur
President Joko Widodo with Kota Seribu Galur Team

Thank you to everyone that was involved in this massive project. We look forward in working together with fellow winners and the Government of Indonesia.


Our video on PUPR’s (Ministry of Public Works, Republic of Indonesia) youtube site

A short interview of the top 5 winners of this competition by Sekretaris Negara (Ministry of State Secretariat)

Media Coverage:

Jakarta Post





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