Daliana Suryawinata


Introducing Daliana Suryawinata: member of the INS Indonesia Board


Daliana Suryawinata is an architect and urbanite. Together with Florian Heinzelmann she in 2008 founded SHAU, an architecture and urbanism office in Rotterdam, Munich and Jakarta.

Besides her work at SHAU Daliana is curator, researcher, tutor and lecturer at the Berlage Institute, the Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Delft University of Technology.


Current involvements:

  • Co-founder and Director of SHAU
  • Chief Officer IAI-EU Indonesian Institute of Architects
  • Freelancer architect and urban designer at West8, Rotterdam
  • Freelancer architect at MVRDV, Rotterdam
  • Architect at Andramatin Architects
  • Architect at Han Awal and Partners Architects
  • Architect at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)
  • Chief officer of the Indonesian Institute of Architects, European Union Chapter
  • Curator at the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2009, ‘Open City: Reciprocity’
  • Curator of Open City Jakarta
  • Curator of Open City Batam
  • Founder Liveable Cities Indonesian Diaspora Network (IDN)
  • Bandung Liaison for IDF Rotterdam
  • Co-Founder of Kota Tua Creative Festival‪
  • Indonesian Diaspora Network
  • Advisor for Architecture Program Erasmus Huis Jakarta
  • Jury Indonesian Institute of Architects Award
  • Visiting Tutor Berlage Institute



Daliana holds a Master in Advanced Architecture of the Berlage Institute Rotterdam and a Bachelor of Science from the Tarumanagara University in Jakarta.

Daliana is finalizing her PhD-by-design project ‘Austeria: an Update to Redundant and Poor Cities’ at the Why Factory, a research group of the Delft University of Technology.


Awards and achievements:

  • ARCHINESIA Certificate of Appreciation 2012
  • Indonesian Diaspora Award for Innovation 2012 by the Government of Indonesia



  • Co Founder of Kota Tua Creative Festival, Jakarta: a program of Creative Public Spaces aiming to revitalize Kota Tua Jakarta through creative industries and festivals.
  • Liveable Cities Taskforce Founder, Indonesian Diaspora Network: section of Indonesian Diaspora Network focusing in helping cities to become more interesting, developing with character, improving living qualities while preserving nature and culture. Five topics of interest: Affordable Housing and Urban Renewal, Integrated Water and Landscape Planning, Heritage & Conservation, Rural Development, Tourism and Empowerment, and Green Infrastructure.
  • Partner at SHAU: SHAU is an architecture and urbanism office in Rotterdam, Munich and Bandung. All three partners have extensive working experiences in well-established and internationally-recognized architecture firms. SHAU therefore offers a broad scope of services and is mostly interested in delivering design solutions while embedding societal as well as environmental concepts in the design process.
  • Chief Officer IAI-EU Indonesian Institute of Architects: IAI-EU bridges knowledge exchange and collaboration potentials between Indonesian and European architects. The network members consist of Indonesian architects residing in EU.
  • Freelancer architect and urban designer at West8, Rotterdam: West 8 is an award-winning international office for urban design and landscape architecture. Over the last 20 years West8 has established itself as a leading practice with an international team of 70 architects, urban designers, landscape architects and industrial engineers. It has branch offices in Belgium, New York and Toronto. West 8’s New York office was established after winning an international design competition for the design of Governors Island Park – a 172-acre island in the New York Harbor. West 8’s Toronto office primarily serves the local Waterfront Project.
  • Freelancer architect at MVRDV, Rotterdam: In close collaboration the three principal architect directors of MVRDV produce designs and studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design. Early projects brought MVRDV to the attention of a wide field of clients and reached international acclaim. The grand variety of projects continues in the work of the office. The work of MVRDV is published and exhibited worldwide and received many international awards.
  • Architect at Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA): OMA is a leading international partnership, practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. OMA’s buildings and master plans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by seven partners, under which the world famous architect Rem Koolhaas, and sustains an international practice with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, and Hong Kong. The work of Rem Koolhaas and OMA has won several international awards