Traveling Back to Dutch Colonial Era. A new upscale eatery, Harmonie Gastropub–often shorten as HGP, has opened inside HXC Mall in Jakarta since 2018. It is located near the busiest city-bus-transit center in Jakarta, Harmoni Interchange. The owners wanted to bring back the neoclassical goldish design of the now-demolished elite social club, Societeit Harmonie. It was the oldest European clubhouse in Asia before it was torn down for road expansion in 1985. Alta Integra’s multidisciplinary team was trusted to deliver an integrated restaurant design, including the interior, lighting, audio-video, and all building engineering aspects, such as plumbing and electrical elements. The restaurant design should also play as a ‘time machine’ that sends the guests back to the story where the clubhouse was still glorious.
Harmonie Gastropub offers a throwback to the history of Dutch influence in the Indonesian architecture. HGP serves the most exclusive gastronomic delights with Indonesian cuisine as the main gourmet meal to remind us of the fusion of two disparate cultures. The Western motif is prominently shown in the restaurant design packed with upscale furniture to celebrate the hedonism of Jakarta.