DESA SEMESTA

PrizeWinner in Architectural Design / Healthcare Architecture
Firm LocationJakarta, Indonesia
CompanyMagi Design Studio
Lead ArchitectMargaret Jo
Design TeamYogi Ferdinand Ahmad Pratama Yosoa Hendra Jahid Anshori
ClientYAYASAN SEMESTA

Commissioned by Yayasan Semesta, Desa Semesta
is a philanthropic rehabilitation center
focusing on the final stage of full mental
health recovery and social transitional phase
before the patients are declared fit and
discharged. The aim of this humanitarian
nonprofit organization is to gradually
reintroduce the almost fully recovered
patients to live and work in normal society.
Prior to this phase, these patients were once
neglected on the streets or sent by their
families to Yayasan Semesta. The patients come
from various background, mostly are adults and
elderly.
Situated in the midst of lush mangosteen farm,
Desa Semesta consists of 2 lobbies, 12 patient
units, 2 nurse units, a medical unit, a prayer
and library unit, a multi function hall, and
an outdoor sport area. It houses 96 patients
and 8 nurses, with additional visiting and
stand-by doctors, staffs, and volunteers.
Set across a vast uphill nature, the existing
terrain and mangosteen trees are preserved
without compromising the architecture. The
pedestrian-friendly complex is made accessible
by a knock-down perforated bridge to allow
water absorption and light penetration to the
green area below, which also connects the
whole complex to the farm and spans to the
back entrance.