Preparing for 2018 Asian Games

Renovation of the Gelora Bung Karno Swimming Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, is currently underway, in preparation for the 18th Asian Games, which will take place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2 next year. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

By : JG | on 4:16 PM October 05, 2017
Category : Eyewitness, Multimedia, Photos

Renovation of Gelora Bung Karno Swimming Stadium in Senayan, Central Jakarta, is currently underway, in preparation for the 18th Asian Games, which will take place between Aug. 18 and Sept. 2 next year.

The project is managed by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Architects.

The swimming stadium is one of six heritage buildings within the Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex, named after Sukarno, Indonesia's first president. Construction of the sports complex was completed in 1962, in time for the fourth Asian Games, hosted by Indonesia in August that year.

Renovation of the stadium is taking place in accordance with standards set out by the International Swimming Federation (FINA).

To meet these requirements, the swimming stadium has to be transformed into a semi-indoor facility covered by a giant roof.

Upon completion of the project later this month, the facility will be one of Asia's largest swimming stadiums, comprising four pools and a seating capacity of 8,000 spectators.

Gelora Bung Karno Swimming Stadium is one of six heritage buildings inside the national sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Gelora Bung Karno Swimming Stadium is one of six heritage buildings inside the national sports complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

The project is managed by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Architects. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) The project is managed by the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, in collaboration with the Association of Indonesian Architects. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Renovation of the stadium is taking place in accordance with standards set out by the International Swimming Federation (FINA). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Renovation of the stadium is taking place in accordance with standards set out by the International Swimming Federation (FINA). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Construction of the sports complex was completed in 1962, in time for the fourth Asian Games, hosted by Indonesia in August that year. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Construction of the sports complex was completed in 1962, in time for the fourth Asian Games, hosted by Indonesia in August that year. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Upon completion of the project later this month, the facility will be one of Asia's largest swimming stadiums, comprising four pools and a seating capacity of 8,000 spectators.  (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Upon completion of the project later this month, the facility will be one of Asia's largest swimming stadiums, comprising four pools and a seating capacity of 8,000 spectators. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Construction of the sports complex was completed in 1962, in time for the fourth Asian Games, hosted by Indonesia in August that year. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro) Construction of the sports complex was completed in 1962, in time for the fourth Asian Games, hosted by Indonesia in August that year. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)


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