The first building in Indonesia looking to be certified under leadership in energy and environmental design officially has broken ground in the center of Jakarta, the nation’s capital city. Taking inspiration from the indigenous banyan tree, as well as reinterpreting the typical all-glass Jakarta office tower, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates manned the design of the new building, an all-glass bundle of four towers, with native-vegetation rooftop gardens and an expanded base. The Sequis Centre Tower will use locally sourced construction materials to reduce the energy required to build. This is in addition to a series of directionally specific “shading fins” that are designed for efficiency in compensating for solar radiation on the building’s façade. Check out some renderings of the building above.

RELATED: The Top 50 Architectural Achievements of the Modern World

[via Desiginboom]