SHAU

SHAU is an award-winning architectural and urban design practice, founded by the architect couple Daliana Suryawinata (ID) - Florian Heinzelmann (DE) and Tobias Hofmann (DE) operating in the Netherlands, Germany, and later in Indonesia. Daliana is listed as one of 100 Women to Watch in Architecture by Architizer and Florian is Associate Professor in Practice at the National University of Singapore, Department of Architecture. FuturArc magazine named SHAU the Eco-Modernists of their time due to their performance-driven environmental and societal design agenda. Their work earned them, among others, an ArchDaily Building of the Year 2021 Award in the Public & Landscape category, three Architizer A+ Awards 2017 & 2020, a shortlist for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 2019, an INDE Award 2018 in the Influencer category, a LafargeHolcim Silver Award Asia-Pacific in 2017, a World Architecture Festival X Award in 2017 and Firm of the Year Award ‘Small Firm of the Year in Sustainable Architecture’ by American Architecture Prize in 2017. SHAU is best known for their Microlibraries which merge tropical architecture, community interests, passive climatic design strategies, material experimentation into novel multi-programmatic typologies. So far, they could realize six Microlibraries and currently new ones are in the making for instance the development of a low-cost, prefabricated, modular FSC certified timber system to be deployed all over Indonesia. They further realized several public space projects like Taman Film (Film Park) under a flyover in Bandung, Alun-alun Cicendo in Bandung, and Alun-alun Kejaksan in Cirebon, both town squares. SHAU also designs public, affordable housing projects most notably at Muara Angke, a fishermen village at the bay of Jakarta commissioned by back then governor of Jakarta and current president of Indonesia Joko Widodo.
Courtesy of Nabilah Amartya Intishar, 2019

Past Works

Microlibrary Bima Night

Courtesy of Sanrok Studio, 2016

Microlibrary Hanging Gardens

Courtesy of Dudi Sugandi, 2019

Microlibrary Warak Kayu

Courtesy of Kie, 2020

Microlibrary Warak Kayu

Courtesy of Kie, 2020

Microlibrary Hanging Gardens

Courtesy of Dudi Sugandi, 2019