iSurprise Gedung Cipta Niaga

Pop-up gallery in old trading office

This was prime property in the colonial days, occupying the whole block so it would face the river and the square.

Prominent trading house

Built as the headquarters of the powerful colonial trading company Internationale Crediet en Handels Vereeniging Rotterdam office, who hired the most prominent architecture firm they could find: Ed Cuypers en Hulswit, designers of colonial Java’s prestigious properties. Nice to know: Ed Cuypers was the younger cousin of Pierre Cuypers, architect of the famous Dutch Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Art Deco

After Indonesian independence, it got snapped up by Cipta Niaga, one of Indonesia’s main trading houses. With its high ceilings, tiled floors, stained glass windows and majestic art deco staircases, it’s a popular venue for exhibitions, film shoots and even yoga classes. It is now under the management of Konsorsium Kota Tua Jakarta, follow them on IG to catch new events at Cipta Niaga and more!

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