URBAN+ is a design studio focus on urban design, planning, architecture, landscape and advisory to the government authorities and private sector in handling the urban development and reshaping the cities throughout Indonesia and Asia. Formed by the leading urban designers in Asia Sibarani Sofian and Ardzuna Sinaga in 2004 as a small studio with the name U+D Studio, currently re-established as URBAN+ has been transforming itself and the key people within it to become the leader of urban design services broadly in Southeast Asia.
Initially work together with several mayor consultant in the field – EDAW, HOK, TAK and AECOM – the studio has been proven as an agile, creative and professionally reputable in handling planning and design issues on any type of development landscape throughout Southeast Asia, China and Middle East for the last 10 years.
Our key people had been involved in any strategic design movement that shaped the urban situation in many places in Asia from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dubai, Bahrain including several cities in China.
From the vision creation to the design execution up to the city planning advisory, URBAN+ is now continuing the effort to make a better urban situation and city development through strategic movement in several cities in Indonesia, including DKI Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, Surabaya, Solo, etc. in pursuits of ideal cities condition in the future. By introducing the communication platform between the developer from the business side with the City Leaders and the authorities plus the advisory and training by the team, we believe to keep achieving higher stepping stone to reach our goals of making good cities and great places as the ideal environment to live.
With the background of architecture training, we shape ourselves as urban designers, urban planners, landscapers with a background understanding of economists and environmentalists through our journey of experience in the past 12+ years. As individuals, the founders and principals of URBAN+ have gone through elaborate process through various development condition from the rise of China 15 years ago, the raise of vibrant Middle East 8 years ago, the stable development of Southeast Asia and Central Asia in the past 6 years and lately the dynamic strategic development of Indonesia.
The collaborative and interdisciplinary way of working ensures that we create and plan places that are appreciative of context and grounded in local conditions. Our way of works allows us to easily collaborate with many disciplines and various types of consultant services such property analyst, environmentalist, transport planner and up to contractors to ensure the holistic and integrated deliveries not to only satisfy the client and stakeholders but also to achieve our common goal step by step.
Our approach delivers imaginative and sustainable solutions in enhancing the quality of life and affect the process the cultural transformation of urban population in the upcoming developed area. Underpinning all work is a commitment to innovation, design sophistication and best value for client and community. From envisioning cities and creating new communities to reshaping urban realm, our experiences address the complexity of changing world into an endless possibility of positive movement and better future.