Commercial buildings with residential-style architecture are few and far between and thus rather rarely encountered. Belonging to this select group is this shophouse complex which was developed by the Istana Group based on their own architectural design.
The complex combines shophouses and townhouses, and occupies a strategic location adjacent to the Pasteur toll gate of the Jakarta-Bandung expressway. Completed in 2007, it has its shophouses facing the road while the townhouses are oriented towards the interior of the compound. Recognizing the high priority that modern family life puts on convenience, the Istana Group provided tenants with numerous shared facilities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center and a playground for children. The townhouses feature a split-level design that includes the entrance area, basement and living room and results in a dynamic spatial experience.
The unique concept of this development makes it easily distinguishable from other mixed-use projects in Bandung. This of course is a big plus for the Istana Group and makes the complex even more attractive to prospective tenants of shophouses and townhouses, who would like to run their business from a comfortable environment.