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University of Indonesia Central Library / Denton Corker Marshall

  • 01:00 - 29 March, 2012
University of Indonesia Central Library / Denton Corker Marshall
University of Indonesia Central Library / Denton Corker Marshall, © Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

© Denton Corker Marshall © Denton Corker Marshall © Denton Corker Marshall © Denton Corker Marshall +11

From the architect. Selected in an open design competition, the scheme by Denton Corker Marshall for a new library for a university of international standing deftly bridges the past and the present. Located in a highly visible and central site on the side of the campus lake, its circular form responds to the strong circular buildings and roadways that distinguish the campus pattern. Conceived as earth architecture, it cleverly integrates building and landscape to become an occupied tropical landform. More images and architects' description after the break.

© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

A series of towers projects from the landform. Conceptually, they take inspiration from the ancient Indonesian practice of inscribing wisdom on stone tablets. The traditional reference makes the leap into modern day Indonesia as a series of abstracted stone tablets - 'prasasti' - rising from the circular grass-covered earth mound. The granite clad tablets of varying heights are ‘carved’ with narrow glazed bands allowing filtered light into the volumes below.

© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

The circular landform is eroded on the lakeside opening up an amphitheatre with mature mahogany trees overlooking the lake. As well as identifying the main entry, this erosion allows light into the interior volume. The mound houses book stacks within five storeys, located on the outer edge of the circular plan. Beneath an insulating soil cover and concrete roof, rare manuscripts, books and research/reference materials are stored in a stable ambient temperature away from direct sunlight. Solid stone cladding and narrow bands of glazing further reduce heat gain, reducing the air conditioning load.

© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

Closer to the center of the volume are reading areas which vary in form, depending on the shape of the individual tablets, from large open plan spaces to intimate reading rooms. Overlooking the lake, the upper floors house a variety of meeting and seminar rooms. By replacing faculty and departmental libraries, which previously scattered student activities, and incorporating new facilities – plaza, food court, bank, retail and a temporary exhibition space – the library becomes the university’s new student hub, a site for interaction with others, as well as with knowledge.

© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

Internal navigation is clearly conceived; open interiors offer clear lines of sight and encourage interaction. Vertical transportation is predominantly via pedestrian ramps, encouraging readers to walk rather than use lifts, and to enjoy the interior’s spatial qualities. A series of curvilinear ramps occupies the void between the stacks and reading rooms. Skylights marking axes of significance are cut into the mound above the lobbies and book stacks.

© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall

Rain water is captured for use on site, waste water is treated and recycled and energy consumption is minimized. Maintaining existing mature trees and vegetation on the 2.5 hectare site is an important part in the design which, together with green roofs, ensures a large area of the site is retained as landscape. An inspiring landmark, the library belongs to and enhances the university campus.

© Denton Corker Marshall
© Denton Corker Marshall
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "University of Indonesia Central Library / Denton Corker Marshall" 29 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/221155/university-of-indonesia-central-library-denton-corker-marshall/>
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44 Comments

amelia · December 01, 2012

yes, why there isn't the architect name? this library is in my currently university, and the architect is Dicky Hendrasto.

Kiekie · October 10, 2012

Is this based on Design competition? One of the designer should be from this university, CMIIW.

Kreavi.com · September 01, 2012

We should have more like this! Setuju?? http://t.co/HT9pVYgL

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tania desela · April 04, 2012

the crystal of knowledge is on arch daily. a lil bit glad, yet it needs quite improvements :D http://t.co/Gc7DSkVk

Strang Architecture · April 03, 2012

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Alam Mulyana · April 01, 2012

DCM Jakarta's director is Budiman Hendropurnomo, and I remember him and Mr Dicky Hendrasto (one of the Principal in Jakarta office) presented the design during the library's competition stage. Both are amongst the best Indonesian architect in the present. I wonder why I couldn't find any of their name in the article.

Adeline Melissa · April 01, 2012

perpus ui masuk archdaily *terharu* http://t.co/ptpXS4a4

Dicky Hendrasto · July 22, 2015 04:56 PM

sama jadi terharu juga ada orang yg terharu dgn karya DCM Indonesia karya anak bangsa

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Heri · March 30, 2012

The architect is Dicky Hendrasto

Dicky Hendrasto · July 22, 2015 05:08 PM

Thank you ...... for mentioning me .

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felixcios · March 30, 2012

its not Denton Corker Marshall. DCM stands for Duta Cipta mandiri

Kirsten Trengove · March 30, 2012 08:10 AM

I'm communications manager at Denton Corker Marshall, and Duta Cermat Mandiri is the name by which our practice is known locally in Indonesia. We have an office in Jakarta, and this is one of our projects.

art · March 30, 2012 07:37 AM

Duta Cermat Mandiri is a name for legal requirements to set up company in Indonesia.. Internationally, DCM stands for Denton Corker Marshall...

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