The clinic was built by a group of students for a small community in a mountainous region in Indonesia, to provide a space for immediate medical care where exist few nearby medical facilities. The project used locally sourced materials and was finished with high quality surfaces to provide a comfortable environment this is also sterile, and durable. The design incorporates sustainable strategies, minimizes waste, and displays the creativity and craftsmanship of the students and community.
In the mountainous region near Magetan, Indonesia, students built a small medical clinic for a school and surrounding community, providing them with space for immediate care in an area with few nearby medical facilities. The building incorporates sustainable strategies, respects vernacular traditions, and provides a sterile, safe and comfortable environment.
The clinic fronts a courtyard created by existing school buildings thus engaging the space where the school children play and where the community celebrates events. A bench finished in locally made lava-stone tiles spans the length of the building providing a rest place in the plaza as well as a waiting area for the clinic. The more private waiting area and entrance features a screen wall built of concrete blocks hand-made locally which creates a dynamic play of light and shadow in the space. A large shed roof extends several meters from the façade to provide shade for the plaza, as well as passive cooling for the building. Windows and doors throughout the clinic provide ample natural light and can be opened to provide cooling air flow or be kept closed to provide a peaceful environment for patients.
The clinic was constructed of locally sourced lava stone and finished with high quality polished plaster providing a clean, durable space. The students built furniture using locally harvested lumber, and carved the sink from a boulder found in a nearby river bed. Creative solutions display the craftsmanship of students and the community, minimize waste and create a familiar, sustainable and useful building.