Center Point of Indonesia, a 157 hectares land reclamation, is an iconic development project for both the Makassar area and eastern Indonesia. Fifty hectares of the area will be handed over to the South Sulawesi Government for the City Centre project. The rest of the area will be developed by Ciputra as a Central Business District in which housing, business and entertainment venues are integrated in one area.
Center Point of Indonesia will be the first waterfront development in eastern Indonesia. The reclamation will be in the shape of the Garuda Bird, the national emblem of Indonesia, with the head and two wings visible from the air. The coastal zone of Makassar contains soft soils which are a challenge for the reclamation. The contractor will use an innovative spraying pontoon to build up the reclamation.
Witteveen+Bos’ involvement in this project started with the preliminary design and subsequently continued with the preparation of the tender documents and assistance with the tendering process. Following the award of the contract, Witteveen+Bos extended its involvement by providing contract management and supervision during the construction phase (a Design and Build contract). Both technical assistance and construction supervision were approached from a risk-based perspective.