Bali Discovery Tours: Homepage
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Home Bali Contact Bali Practicalities Bali News Bali Services Bali Transportation Bali Sports Bali Excursions Bali Villas Bali Hotels
Home · News · Much Ado About Nothing
Bali Hotels, Bali Villas and Bali News from balidiscovery.com
Bali Hotels
Bali Villas
Special Deals!
Packages
MICE Handling
Bali Excursions
Culinary - Dining
Guided Tour
Bali Spas
Bali Sports
Diving
Golf
Bali Transportation
Car Rental - Selft Drive
Private Jet Charter
Bali News
Bali Services
Bali Practicalities
Bali Contact
Bali Career
Home
 
Bali Update
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!
 
PATA header
PATA Gold Award 2007
Bali Update
PATA Gold Award Winner 2007
 
Bali Contact
Bali Discovery Tours
Jln. By Pass Ida Bagus Mantra,
Jln. Pucuk 1 No. 70X
Denpasar, Bali
Indonesia

24h:
+62 (0)812 3819724
Tel:
+62 (0)361 464 032, +62 (0)361 471 0242

Bali Discovery

SITE PATA ASITA
Bali News

Much Ado About Nothing

Governor and Legislators Slam Public Statements by Legislators Claiming New Bali Airport will Lack Balinese Architectural Finishes as Misinformed.


Bali News: Bali, Indonesia, Angkasa Pura, Ngurah Rai Airport, Redesign, Made Mangku Pastika, Balinese Style, Balinese Architecture, meru towers
Click Image to Enlarge

(1/22/2012)

Criticisms leveled at Bali Airport for failing to adequately incorporate Balinese architectural finished in the redesign of the new passenger terminal [See: If this is Wednesday, It Must be Bali]  have been answered by governor Made Mangku Pastika who says the new airport design will adhere to local design tastes and strandards.

Quoted in NusaBali, governor Pastika told a general assembly of the Bali House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) : “In the beginning, with the early designs there were indeed several models that I rejected; the tower was originally made to look like a Hindu ‘meru’ tower. I protested, saying that this was not acceptable as a ‘meru’ is a sacred structure. (I told them) don’t make a ‘meru’ and they agreed.” The governor also told Bali’s legislature that a number of recommended Balinese design elements have been included in the final design.

The governor continued: “A couple of years ago, I asked them (the airport managers) that the finishes of the airport buildings have a Bali style. My point was that the Balinese elements are included without compromising function. In addition, the design must match the local environs and the technological demands of aviation - don’t go off track.”

“Because at the beginning there were still many design aspects in the rebuilding of the airport that were not in conformance with Balinese architecture, the project was even delayed while they redesigned the plans incorporating Balinese tradition designs and finishes,” explained Pastika.

The governor also objected from the beginning about the over-commercialization of the airport, creating unwanted competition with handicraft producers operating outside the airport.

The governor defended the undulating roof design for the "new" airport, saying it reflected the ocean waves and the role of sea tourism in Bali.

Pastika also said his insistence on the use of local architects and Balinese architectural finishes for the airport has added Rp. 25 billion (US$2.8 million) to the total cost of the airport project and the final design was long ago presented for approval to the Bali House of Representatives. Affirming that the House had already accepted the new design, the secretary of Commission II of the DPRD-Bali attacked the uniformed legislator now trying to create a new polemic regarding a matter already reviewed and agreed by the House.


© Bali Discovery Tours. Articles may be quoted and reproduced if attributed to http://www.balidiscovery.com.

       

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Subscribe to the Bali Update
Receive the latest news from Bali by email!



Our [Privacy Statement] explains how we handle the data you are providing.

 
Bali News by Bali Update
Explore the Archive of the Bali Update
Find related articles in our news archive!




or try to use Google Search :

Home · Bali Hotels · Bali Villas · Bali Excursions · Bali Sports · Bali News · Site Map · RSS

Bali News: More News
Have You Seen This Man?
Police in Bali Searching for American Who has Escaped Baliís Kerobokan Prison
(12/10/2017)
Dear Mr. President
PHRI-Bali Writes to President Joko Widodo Seeking Urgent Assistance to Bali Tourism
(12/10/2017)
Christmas at the Bali Safari & Marine Park
Special Offer from Bali Safari and Marine Park Through January 3, 2017 for the Domestic Market
(12/11/2017)
Your Better Not Shout! You Better Not Cry!
Bali Collection Holds Santa Fun Run at Nusa Dua Sunday, December 17, 2017
(12/10/2017)
Mate, What Volcano?
Garuda Indonesia Says Demand for Bali as a Holiday Destination ex Australia Remains Strong Despite Mt. Agungís Recent Volcanic Activity
(12/10/2017)
Keep Calm. Itís Only a Volcano
Editorial: Bali and the World Needs a New Way of Thinking About Volcanoes
(12/12/2017)
Painted Men and Boys
Young Men from Tegallalang, Bali Paint their Bodies to Ward Off Both Personal and Public Demons in Ngerebeg Procession
(12/10/2017)
Fake News on a Local Level
PHRI Karangasem Chairman Claims of Closed Hotels Strongly Refuted and Rejected by Alila and Amankila Hotels
(12/10/2017)
Counting the Damages
Officials Calculate the Cost of Tourism Losses from 2.5-day Closure of Baliís Airport
(12/10/2017)
No More Traffic Jams in Ubud
A Very Quiet Ubud Awaits the Return of Tourists
(12/10/2017)
Let there Be Light!
ITDC Hosts Nusa Dua Light Festival December 5-24, 2017
(12/10/2017)
The Road Less Traveled
Bali Toll Road Traffic Volume Down 25% Due to Lower Visitor Totals
(12/10/2017)
All [News]!