Dharma Niaga

Typical conservation returns a building’s physical condition to its original state (although the precise definition of ‘original’ is often questionable) and infills it with contemporary program. Instead, OMA’s strategy reflects the expression of the present by using contemporary materials and building methods to inject new civic life into the historic structure. Previously a private building with a public banking hall on the ground level, OMA proposed to open the entire building mass to public use through increased connectivity throughout each floor.