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MICEBTN - August-September • Page 19 New creative lab also will deliver an innovation hub A UNIQUE creative laboratory planned for late next year in north western Bali is already attracting considerable attention in the international design community. While only a limited number of people will be directly involved, the publicity and exposure is likely to increase Bali’s appeal. And if all goes as planned, the lasting legacy will be a unique complex doubling as an innovation hub and cul- tural centre. It will be based on a design called Hubbali, which won a global competition. The lab is a new project being organised by DSGN www.dsgnworkshop.com, established by a group of stu- dent designers and social communities. Since 2010, alongside its sister organisation MEDS www.medsworkshop.com this design group has brought together students from some 45 countries to work col- laboratively on architecture, design, art, film, photogra- phy and media projects at annual workshops. Its first major venture will be the workshop in Perjara- kan, a village in the northwest of Bali between the moun- tains and the sea. It will be undertaken in partnership with the local Five Pillar Foundation www.fivepillarfoun- dation.com and several other Bali organisations. The participants will recognise the growing pressure on the local ecology by building a self-sustaining ‘in- novation hub’ and scheme to educate Balinese youth on environmental and economic security. “This innovation hub will overcome a shortage of edu- cation and knowledge in the local community,” said Wira, the Five Pillar Foundation co-founder. “A lack of social collaboration has meant there are many jobless people. The future development of Bali will come through re-con- necting with our local culture and our environment. The competition for an innovation hub drew entrants from several countries. The winners were Hanna Haczek and Ewelina Andrecka with Hubbali. BALI, INDONESIA BALI, INDONESIA New statue sets world record, dominates Ungasan Hill, Bali THE PRESIDENT of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir H Joko Widodo has symbolically inaugurated the Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue (GWK) in Bali through the signing of an inscription and siren emphasis witnessed by Indonesian dignitary and community leaders. The inauguration of the GWK statue marked the completion of the construction of the GWK. The event, organised by GWK Cultural Park, a subsidiary of PT Alam Sutera Realty Tbk (Alam Sutera), raised the theme “Knitting Indonesia Esa” by presenting 300 dancers by professor doctor I Made Bandem, a dancer, artist, writer and teacher from Bali who is also known as “Joe Papp from Bali”. The inauguration program was lively with Putri Ayu, Duta Cinta performances, laser shows and fireworks and video mapping packed with the headline act “Indonesian Sheen”. Alam Sutera will develop GWK Cultural Park, a popular tourist destination with a total area of 60 hectares and designed with tourism facilities, cultural centres, parks, meeting halls, restaurants, hotels and parking areas that can be easily accessed at all times. The Garuda Wisnu Kencana Statue, which is a cultural icon, has been completed. This statue is the largest statue in the world to date and stands on a 46-metre high pedestal. With a span of 64 metres, the statue is located on the top of Ungasan hill, inside the GWK Cultural Park area. In the future the statue pedestal building will be used as an events venue.