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We're beginning to see some serious progress on the nautically-minded Regatta Jakarta, the Indonesian mega-development whose first phase is set to open in the fall with four towers: the Dubai, Monte Carlo, Miami and Rio de Janeiro. Tokyo, Acapulco and Sydney are expected open shortly thereafter, along with a massive Aqua Park. London, New York and Shanghai will bring it all full-circle. Overlooking the Java Sea, the Regatta's design takes on a sea-faring theme with an aerodyamic "light house" (or rather, hotel) anchored at the center of 10 "tall ships" (apartment towers) that "sail" around it; named after the world's major port cities, each tower is positioned according to its cardinal direction. See, there is a method to the madness. Responsible design and architecture parties include the UK's WS Atkins and arch of record, Indonesia-based Atelier Enam; check out the photogallery for some of the sickest construction porn we've seen in a good, long while.
· Regatta Jakarta [website]
· New architectural icon under construction on Jakarta [International Tribune Herald]
· Jakarta: Local drive [Asia Property Report]