The Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil designed various famous buildings at home and abroad. The design is known to be unique and attractive.
Starting from museums, mosques to Marina Bay in Singapore are the results of Ridwan Kamil’s designs. Travel seconds collected from various sources, here are 10 of them:
1. Aceh Tsunami Museum
Ridwan Kamil visits the Aceh Tsunami Museum Photo: Yudha Maulana
The museum which was inaugurated in 2009 was born from the touch of Ridwan Kamil’s hands. At that time, the Governor of West Java became the winner of the International Tsunami Museum design competition in 2007.
One of the spots in this museum is the Prayer Well, which is a towering building with Allah’s words on it. Around the walls are the names of the victims who died as a result of the tsunami
2. Marina Bay Waterfront Master Plan
Seeing Singapore Tourism Profit and Loss Photo: Doc. Singapore Tourism Board
Ridwan Kamil is also one of the Indonesians working on the Marina Bay Water Front Master Plan project. Marina Bay is one of the iconic buildings in Singapore.
Launching CNN Indonesia, in an interview with one of the media, Ridwan admitted that he was involved in this big project. The shape of the building is marked by the icon of a ship that stands on three skyscrapers as its foundation.
3. Beijing Finance Street, China
Ridwan Kamil’s work Photo: (Instagram/Ridwan Kamil)
Beijing Finance Street Super Block, China is another architectural masterpiece of Ridwan Kamil abroad. According to CNN Indonesia, there are green open spaces and parking areas that are not visible on the surface.
This work was acknowledged by Ridwan Kamil himself in his Instagram post in 2015 by attaching a photo of Beijing Finance Street.
“This is one of my urban design works before becoming mayor. Business Center in Beijing. It’s called Beijing Finance Street. Bandung Teknopolis will be like this, God willing,” wrote Ridwan Kamil.
4. Bandung Bottle House
This house with walls of 30 thousand bottles is the residence of Ridwan Kamil and his family before being appointed Mayor of Bandung. So unique, this bottle house won the Green Design Award from Asia Building Construction Information (BCI) in 2009.
5. Ningbo Newton, China
Ridwan Kamil’s work Photo: (Instagram/Ridwan Kamil)
The Ningbo Newton project in China was carried out by Ridwan Kamil in 2002. This was also reported by Ridwan Kamil through his official Instagram in February 2016.
“Happy is being told that the new city of Ningbo Newtown in China, which I designed 13 years ago, is now finished. One of God’s greatest gifts to us is the power of imagination. Let’s use it as far as possible,” wrote Ridwan Kamil.
6. Shaykh ‘Ajlin Mosque, Gaza
Shaykh ‘Ajlin Mosque Photo: Instagram @ridwankamil
The Sheikh ‘Ajlin Mosque in Gaza, Palestine is one of the mosques designed by Ridwan Kamil. Construction began on Wednesday (7/4/2021).
Previously, this mosque was founded in 1957 in the village of Sheikh ‘Ajlin which is on the beach and renovated several times. But Israel attacked in 2014, the mosque was destroyed.
7. The 99 Dome Mosque
The 99 dome mosque in Makassar is known to have been designed by the Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil. Unmitigated, the cost of building this mosque reached Rp. 176 billion. Photo: ANTARA/ARNAS PADDA
This beautifully designed mosque in Makassar was designed by Ridwan Kamil. This mosque was built in 2017 when Ridwan Kamil was still the Mayor of Bandung.
Although it has been used, physically this mosque has not been completed. It is hoped that construction will be completed by the end of the year.
8. Al Jabbar Grand Mosque
Selife residents at Al Jabbar Mosque Photo: Wisma Putra/detikJabar
The floating mosque, which is located in Gedebage, Bandung, has a capacity of 60 thousand worshipers. Standing on an area of 25.9 hectares, the plan is that the mosque will be equipped with Hajj rituals, lodging, libraries and meeting rooms.
9. Al Safar Mosque
Al-Safar Mosque in the rest area of Km 88 of the Purbaleunyi Toll Road to has a unique design. This mosque was designed by the Governor of West Java, Ridwan Kamil. Photo: Rifkianto Nugroho
Al Safar Mosque was inaugurated in 2017. Designed by Ridwan Kamil, this mosque was inspired by the traditional Sundanese hat.
Located at Rest Area 88 B on the Purbaleunyi Toll Road, Al Safar Mosque can accommodate up to 1,200 worshippers. There are garden and pool facilities that make the atmosphere even more beautiful.
10. Al Mumtadz . Mosque
Design of the Al Mumtadz Mosque, the mosque that Ridwan Kamil prepared as a resting place for his eldest son, Emmeril Khan Mumtad (Eril) Photo: Design of the Al Mumtadz Mosque, the mosque that Ridwan Kamil prepared as a resting place for his eldest son, Emmeril Khan Mumtad (Eril). (Photo: video screenshot/Instaggram @ridwankamil)
The Al Mumtadz Mosque is the latest project to be built adjacent to the tomb of Ridwan Kamil’s eldest son, Emmeril Kahn Mumtadz. The name Al Mumtadz itself is taken from Eril’s last name, Emmeril Kahn Mumtadz. In Arabic, Mumtadz also has the best meaning.
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