As the first integrated convention center in Pekanbaru, this facility encompasses a 200-room hotel and a mall. It features
meeting rooms, business centers, private rooms and a grand ballroom which can accomodate 2,500 people. To begin the
design process, we observed and studied how people utilize convention centers, as well as learning about Sumatra’s rich
history and culture. Spacious pre-functions allowed for large human traffic; while the ballroom’s wall-to-wall carpet
reflects the of shadows of a palm tree, a native plant that contributes to the largest trade in the region - palm oil production.
This research resulted in a contemporary environment that offers discerning business travelers an atmosphere of
understated luxury and elegance.