Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD) has completed the construction of Kampus 4 on Jln. Ringroad Selatan, Tamanan, Bantul. The building which is built on a 7-hectare land with 33,406 sqm of building area provides 4350 seats for student lecture comprising 14 rooms with a capacity of 30 seats, 64 rooms with a capacity of 60 seats and 1 room with a capacity of 90 seats. The 11-story building is also equipped with stairs, escalators and elevators for easy mobility.
Currently, kampus 4 of UAD has been used for lectures for Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP), Faculty of Islamic Studies (FAI), and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA). In the next odd semester, Faculty of Industrial Engineering (FTI) and Faculty of Law (FH) will also join to conduct lectures in the new building.
UAD's main campus is not only functioned as a place for conducting lectures, since the general public can also come inside and visit the buildings, such as UAD Islamic Center Mosque which is now one of the icon of Yogyakarta and the many places that can be used as a place to take a break for tourists. In addition, on the east side of the mosque will also be built a Muhammadiyah museum.
This smart and green building building also provides observatory facilities for research, hisab verification for Tarjih Assembly of Central Board (PP) of Muhammadiyah, Research Center of Alutsista Defense, exhibition space, observation, gallery, and a cafe which is located at roof top.
The concept of smart building is designed for efficiency in energy use, water savings, health protection, increased productivity, and waste reduction which are embodied in environmentally friendly building facilities. The presence of fins outside the building helps air circulation in the room. Rain water that enters the storage pond is sent to ground water tank so that it can be redistributed.
For green building concept, there will be a city forest park in the middle of the main area to support the go-green program while maintaining the balance of nature. This campus can also be a place for an educational tour, i. e. campus tour that provides amphitheater, planetarium, and observatory place equipped with advanced telescopes to give insight into the field of astronomy.
Vice Rector II, Drs. Safar Nasir, M.Si., said that this building, which costs more than 370 billion rupiah, would be UAD's pride. In addition, although the construction of campus 4 building has been completed, the buildings quality on other campuses will also keep being improved. (ard)