Architects: HMP Architects
Location: Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Principal in Charge: Heru Mudito Prasetyo
Project Team: Heru Mudito Prasetyo, Mirna Listianti
Interior Design: Joke Roos (Studio Air Putih)
Structural Engineering: PT. Sentra Reka Struktur
General Contractor: PT. Praharsa Vastupala
ME Engineering: PT. Trisakti Mekar Mandiri
Lighting Consultant: Lumina Lighting
Site Area: 2,855 sqm
Project Area: 3,386 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Fernando Gomulya
This building serves as a support for community health facilities, more specifically as a skin care clinic. This building is expected to accommodate medical activities and customer facilities.
The building is a single mass with art deco style and modern touch. Building form consisting of head, neck, and body. Vertical elements in art deco style is very strong. This can be seen on the blades of the walls between windows, the height of the window itself, and the lines of the balcony railing. Formal and rigid impression of a symmetric elements are refined with the presence of the glass box at the entrance. This modern glass box became a point of interest of the building, besides its main function as a receiving room.
The selection of natural stone building materials for the exterior was chosen to give the impression of exclusivity and professional, considering its function as a commercial building which aims to attract visitors.
The building mass is placed away from the front site boundary to reduce the bulky impression. The building is aesthetically more enjoyable from a considerable distance because the proportion of single large-scale buildings and the height can be seen in their entirety. Supported also by the existence of a city park in front of the site as a roadblock, the city park can be a space to enjoy the beauty of the overall building facade.The long canopy at the drop-off area is made to give the warm and welcoming impression. The canopy serves as protection from rain and heat.
Neat city parks supports the harmony between the environment with the building which also give formal impression. Natural lighting in the building is achieved through the high windows installed in four sides of the building which also provides natural ventilation for the building when needed.
This large scale clinic creates new lifestyle for society which will add value for Surabaya city as a commercial center in East Java. It also completes the variety needs of society and demands of specific health facilities.