Jakarta, 5 July 2019 --- PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (BNI) now reaches its 73rd years of age. A new icon was inaugurated as one of the special gift at the BNI Anniversary celebration, namely Menara BNI Building in the Pejompongan area, Jakarta, on Friday (5 July 2019). The theme pinned on the 73rd anniversary of BNI itself is "Bersama Menjadi Luar Biasa", a spirit that has been a force for all BNI Hi-Movers to last for more than 7 decades.
The inauguration of the 32-storey building was marked by the Digital Signing of the Inscription by the Indonesian Minister of SOEs, Rini M Soemarno. The procession was witnessed by the President Commissioner of BNI, Ari Kuncoro, the President Director of BNI, Achmad Baiquni, and the President Director of PT Pembangunan Perumahan (Persero) or PT PP, Lukman Hidayat.
The series of inaugurations of the building continued with the first presentation to the public of one of Menara BNI Building Icons, the Cycle Statue in the Plaza Area of the Building. Both activities are part of BNI's 73rd Anniversary Commemoration, which is centered in the Ballroom and Main Lobby of Menara BNI Building.
Menara BNI Building was constructed by PT. PP and being part of the Head Office of PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk or BNI is now present in Pejompongan area, Jakarta. The building which is predicated as a Green Building was built with a nuanced layout and stood firm with architecture that carries the Bamboo philosophy.
Through Menara BNI Building and the Bamboo philosophy, BNI wants to convey the message that its success as the first bank that was born after the independence of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) is inseparable from the struggle rooted in the founders' mutual cooperation from zero. Bamboo also has a high degree of flexibility and endurance in facing all challenges, just like BNI, which has continued to advance until it reaches the age of 73 on 5 July 2019, and remains in the community with a variety of innovations.
Menara BNI Building stands on an area of more than 14,000 square meters. In a land that is relatively efficient for the size of Jakarta, BNI and PP can build an effective office area with a building area that reaches within 79,000 square meters, with three main sections, namely Office Tower, Parking Podium, and Ballroom Tower.
The design of Menara BNI Building also built with the ability to conserve energy and water, so that it deserves the Green Building title. Electricity that can be reduced consumption reaches more than 18.96%, and water demand can be saved more than 30.99%. The Menara BNI Building area is also categorized as a Green Building because more than 40.74% of the area used is a tree area.
The uniqueness of the Tower Office is that it was built with a Bamboo-shaped design. Like the Bamboo tree, BNI is an organization that has continued to strengthen its business fundamentals since its inception in 1946, to later grow into one of the largest banks in the country today. As with Bamboo, BNI develops its business as a multi-benefit bank, not only extending credit as its main business, BNI also does not forget the community that has limited access to bank services, so that BNI is active in developing service technologies that are able to increase financial literacy.
Achmad Baiquni conveyed, togetherness is like a bamboo tree that is getting stronger and stronger because bamboo always lives in one clump. Exposure to any storm will not easily uproot a bamboo tree. The spirit of bamboo is also the basic philosophy construction of the Menara BNI Building.
"We built Menara BNI with the Bamboo philosophy with the spirit of togetherness, we hope that all the facilities built will encourage the performance improvement of all BNI Hi-Movers, to become a place of work together with the spirit of Swadarma Bakti Negara. This has not included yet istagramable spots that will soon be prepared to become something should not be missed," he said.
Menara BNI Building area is structured in such a way as to make it feel shady and comfortable to use by its users. Not only small trees are planted, but also leafy trees that provide fresh air intake to the surroundings. This shade is combined with the technological sophistication seen from the Giant LED Screen at the top of the Ballroom Tower. The Giant LED Screen facility is a means to communicate BNI programs to the community around the BNI Tower Building at least a radius of 600 meters.
Convenience for BNI employees is also the main thing, namely the design of the office titled Smart Office. The employees’ social life is also a major concern because on the 5th floor of the Ballroom Tower, sports, culinary and social interaction facilities are built.
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