DPR/MPR Building

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Coordinates: 6°12′37″S 106°48′00″E / 6.21028°S 106.80000°E / -6.21028; 106.80000

DPR/MPR (National Parliament) Building
Gedung DPR/MPR
MPRDPRBuilding.jpg
The main Building, Nusantara
General information
Location South Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
Construction started 8 March 1965
Completed February 1983
(Main building completed 1968)
Height 100 metres
Technical details
Size 80,000 m2
Design and construction
Architect Soejoedi Wirjoatmodjo

The MPR/DPR Building is the seat of government for the Indonesian legislative, which comprises the People's Consultative Assembly (Indonesian: Majelis Permusyawaratan Rakyat, MPR) [1] the People's Representative Council (Indonesian: Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat, DPR) [2] and the Regional Representatives Council (Indonesian: Dewan Perwakilan Daerah, DPD).[3]

History[edit]

Construction of the building was ordered on 8 March 1965 by Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia. His intent was for it to house the Conference of New Emerging Forces (CONEFO), a rival to the United Nations for Non-Aligned Movement countries. The first conference was scheduled for 1966, and the building was scheduled for completion before 17 August 1966, leaving 17 months for construction. Construction began in March 1965 following a contest for the design. The project was stopped because due to the coup attempt of 30 September 1965. CONEFO idea was abandoned after Sukarno's fall but work on the building resumed in 1966, but with the intention to use the building for the legislature. The entire complex was completed in stages in March 1968 (the main building Nusantara), 1978 and 1983.[4]

May 1998[edit]

See also: Fall of Suharto

In May 1998, the buildings were occupied by about 80,000 tertiary students [5] protesting against the Trisakti shootings, the continuing presidency of Suharto and calling for the dissolution of the People's Representative Council and People's Consultative Assembly for 1998-2003 period.[6]

Buildings[edit]

The complex of the National Parliament.

The complex comprises six buildings. The main building is Nusantara with its unique Garuda wing-shaped roof[4] and contains the 1,700-seat plenary meeting hall. The other five buildings are Nusantara I a 23-story building containing legislature members' offices and meeting rooms, Nusantara II and Nusantara III, which contain committee meeting rooms and offices, Nusantara IV, used for conferences and ceremonies, and Nusantara V, which has a 500-seat plenary hall.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  • MPR/DPR-RI Buildings at a Glance. Secretariat General of DPR-RI. 2001. 

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