May 2012 | Archinesia bookgazine grand launching

b-panel® was one of the main sponsors for Archinesia Bookgazine Grand Launching event organized by Imaji Books Publishing at The Dharmawangsa Hotel, South Jakarta on Friday, April 27, 2012. b-panel® also opened a mini booth at that event.

Imaji Books Publishing is the first architectural and interior design book publisher in Indonesia. In this event, Imaji launched Archinesia Bookgazine to fill the need for magazines in Indonesia architectural field for the practitioners and professionals. There were three main sections in this event: round table discussion, Archinesia Appreciation Night (AAN), and the grand launching of Archinesia Bookgazine. The first event was a panel discussion about the experience of architects and businessmen in the hotel and villa hospitality in Indonesia. The discussion started at 14.00 and featured several renowned Indonesian architects: Budiman Hendropurnomo, Tan Tik Lam, and Ketut Arthana. In addition, the discussion also included the hotel owners, interior designers, and lighting engineers. Moderator of this discussion was Imelda Akmal, as well as the organizer of this event. This discussion ended at 17.00.

Later at 18.30, the award ceremony for the number of people who have contributed to the development of architecture in Indonesia commenced. Given categories are the cultural center, the meritorious, the architecture firm, and the independent community. The ceremony was attended by more practitioners, businessmen, and leading architects. Some architects who came are Han Awal, Deddy Wahjudi, Yori Antar, Yu Sing, Antony Liu, and Andrew Tirta. Before they entered the ballroom, VIP guests were interviewed and signed a large board bearing the image of the first edition cover of Archinesia. Every person who came into this event had an opportunity to be photographed at the photo booth to get them instant photo souvenirs. Next, Archinesia grand launching became the closing ceremony of this event. The event consisted of readers’ testimonials and the ceremonial launching of Archinesia, symbolized with the magazine delivery to the contributor, the architect of the respondents, and sponsors of this event, including b-panel®. The event ended at 20:30 and was continued by dessert table with live music.

Promptly at 21:30 this event was concluded and we were ready to go back to Bandung. Before we left the hotel, there was once more exciting event: one of our car tires was deflated. For the first time we replaced that tire together. However, this incident did not rob abundant joy in our hearts because this event has become a fun architecture firm gathering event for the b-panel® team. In this event we also had the opportunity to introduce and provide education about the b-panel®, insulated reinforced concrete panel system, to architects, businessmen, and students who attended the event. In addition, through this event, b-panel® assists in the development of Indonesia architecture towards the environmentally sound, and sustainable development, which provide a greater degree of earthquake safety.

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