Sustainable development lies at the foundation of the Kura Kura Bali development. Guided by the Balinese way of life in Tri Hita Karana, the development seeks to protect the island’s natural resources and minimise its impact on the environment, while creating incredible opportunities for people to experience the island’s natural and cultural heritage.
INTEGRATING LIVING HERITAGE INTO THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT
Serangan Village in the north of the island, and Sakenan Temple one of Bali’s most sacred temples, are both living heritages of Bali that are integrated into the entire development. Such harmony creates the opportunity to appreciate, participate and connect with the local people and their way of life, helping to preserve the island’s traditions for future generations.
In collaboration with the United in Diversity Foundation, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations and other inspiring partners, the United in Diversity Creative Campus is an initiative envisioned with the former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Dr. Mari Pangestu. It seeks to restore the balance of culture, nature and creation in Kura Kura and beyond as a global prototype of sustainable development and a creative community. Honorary patron for the SDSN Southeast Asia Hub is the former President of the Republic of Indonesia.
This creative space aims to give rise not simply to great ideas but sustainable solutions that contribute positively to the community at large.
UID Creative Fostering learning, exploration, innovation, collaboration and enterprise across diverse disciplines Science, culinary, product design, architecture, technology, hospitality, music, art and more.
Historic launch of Creative Campus
Three Mountains, or Tiga Gunung, marks the first ecologically sustainable footprint on the island, developed as part of the Creative Campus. This 1200-square-metre building is made almost entirely out of bamboo and is supported by three 15-metre towers with a skylight – the ‘Three’ being symbolic of the “three ways to happiness” concept, Tri Hita Karana.
It will serve as an eco-lodge for exhibits, multi-purpose functions and as a space for interaction.
Nestled amid lush forest, mangroves and an eco farm; this inspirational structure is designed by John Hardy, founder of the award-winning Bali Green School.
The Kura Kura Opera House is yet another architecture at the heart of the envisioned creative international community embracing Balinese allure. An iconic performance arts space will engage the finest international and Indonesian performing artists.