Jakarta – Templ is concept store that combines a calm, reflective environment with a community focus for Indonesian Generation Z shoppers.
Taking inspiration from the tranquility of ancient temples, the multi-brand retail space provides a quieter, more contemplative alternative to the sprawling shopping malls commonly found in Southeast Asia. Situated in Jakarta’s Sudirman Central Business District, Templ has been transformed from an old, vacant house, remaining unassuming to passers-by. Inside, a range of apparel, accessories and lifestyle goods are positioned among raw stone columns. A secluded room coated in a deep red hue is designed as a prayer room, but also serves as a versatile space for seasonal displays and private events.
In a press release, the retailer explains: 'Templ aims to create a space that represents the sacredness of a temple as a place of worship, as well as the sense of belonging that is derived from the idea of a temple as a house of community.’
Through this store design, Templ tunes into the importance of religion and community among Indonesia’s emerging youth.