Gelora Bung Karno (GBK), Indonesia’s largest sports complex, is preparing to act as the epicenter of the 2018 Asian Games. Holcim Indonesia played its part in the renovation project, providing its innovative ThruCrete and ColoCrete products to create a new jogging track and extensive pedestrian walkways. The decorative walkways will cover an area of 70,000m², setting a world record among LafargeHolcim permeable concrete projects.
A winning bid
Keen on achieving green building certification for the GBK renovation project, Indonesia’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing recognized the importance of sustainable and aesthetically pleasing design for this large pedestrian area. Designed to minimize the impact of heavy rainfall, and boasting a range of colors, Holcim’s ThruCrete and Colocrete were therefore key to winning the project bid.
The pride of Indonesian sporting heritage, the vast GBK sports complex – which includes one of the world’s largest football stadiums along with athletic tracks, an aquatic stadium, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, hockey, baseball and archery fields, and several indoor gymnasiums – is also very popular among Jakartans for daily sports and recreation. Holcim Indonesia has therefore not only contributed to the preparation of one of the world’s major sporting events, but to the lasting enjoyment of the sports complex among the local community.