The Australian Embassy complex in South Jakarta is the largest overseas diplomatic building owned by the government. It consists of different sections namely the Chancery, Executive Residence for the Chief of Mission, 33 Staff Residences as well as medical and recreational facilities.
Standing five storeys tall, the design of the Chancery was inspired by iconic rock faces of the Australian landscape, Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Its metal panels were mined in Australia and will change colour as they age.
The interior is decorated with indigenous Australian art. The Purnululu Theatre also hosts movie screenings and seminars showcasing artwork from Artbank, a leasing program for contemporary art that supports artists across Australia.
Moreover, the embassy also champions environmentally sustainable design (ESD) through ‘The Pillow’ cooling system, the facade design, efficient lighting, low-energy zoned air-conditioning, solar-powered hot water heating and a water recycling system.