Mitbana, Sinar Mas partner for new 108-ha development in Indonesia

Mitbana, a joint venture company of Mitsubishi Corporation and Surbana Jurong, together with Sinar Mas Land, are jointly developing one of the largest mixed-use developments in BSD City, Greater Jakarta, Indonesia. The new development by PT Sinar Mitbana Mas, the joint venture between Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land, is sited on 108 ha of land and will feature township and transit-oriented developments.

Envisioned as the ‘Heartland of BSD City’, the development is named ‘Hiera’, which is inspired by the Japanese characters ‘平和’ that means peace and harmony, according to Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land. The name is a reference to how its design balances an active urban lifestyle with holistic wellness for its residents.

The companies explained that, like the heartlands of Singapore, Hiera will provide spaces that promote community building and placemaking, plus amenities for the development to be self-sufficient. A key attraction of Hiera is a car-free commercial street with retail shops, dining and entertainment options that bring vibrancy and convenience for its residents and visitors.

Hiera adopts biophilic design principles and features spaces that can be adapted in response to future pandemics, said Mitbana and Sinar Mas Land. A variety of waterfront and green spaces are spread throughout the development. To connect the various land parcels and create active corridors for recreational activities, the architects have designed a 3.7-km continuous green loop shaded with trees and ornamental plants that are modelled after the tropical streetscapes of Singapore.

The green loop will promote sustainable mobility options through dedicated sidewalks and bicycle paths, connecting commuters safely and conveniently to the public transportation nodes within Hiera, such as the future Jatake Train Station and an integrated transport hub that includes park-and-ride facilities and the BSD Link shuttle bus service.

Hiera is the first development in BSD City by Sinar Mitbana Mas and will be constructed in phases beginning in 2023. The first phase to be launched soon is a landed housing estate with wellness and holistic living at the core of its design.

Vincent Lee, deputy chief operating officer of Mitbana and president director of PT Sinar Mitbana Mas, said, “Hiera will exemplify how nature and urbanisation can coexist harmoniously. It will pioneer new and innovative designs while protecting the environment, allowing our residents to make special memories while living in a sustainable environment. With its abundant green features, peaceful spaces for rejuvenation and amenities offering connectivity and vibrancy, residents will enjoy a holistic urban lifestyle at Hiera.”

Theodore G. Thenoch, CEO BSD Residential of Sinar Mas Land and vice president director of PT Sinar Mitbana Mas, said, “In building BSD City, Sinar Mas Land emphasises integrated and sustainable city-wide developments. We welcome collaborations with partners who share the same vision to accelerate the development of BSD City. We are collaborating with Mitbana who has vast experience and expertise in urban developments in Japan and Singapore to enrich the new living experience and add value for the residents in BSD City.”

Hiera is part of the up-and-coming West BSD, which will offer new recreational amenities, such as City Zoo by Jatim Park and Cimory Dairy Land. Hiera will also be well connected to business, shopping and entertainment centres. In addition, several healthcare and educational facilities will be in close proximity.

All images: Sinar Mitbana Mas