Mr. Adhi Moersid is an Indonesian architect in private practice with PT Atelier 6 Architects, where he is actively involved in the design, planning, and construction of Atelier 6 projects, and senior vice-president of Atelier 6 Holding Company. Mr. Moersid has been honorary chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Architects since 1989, and was deputy chairman of ARCASIA (Architects Regional Council Asia) from 1987 to 1989. He was a lecturer in the School of Design at the Jakarta Institute of Arts from 1970 to 1980, and continues to be an external examiner for several schools of architecture. In 1986, Mr. Moersid received an Honourable Mention from the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Saïd Naum Mosque in Jakarta. During the 1992 Award cycle, he served as a member of the Award Master Jury.
In 2017the Jakarta chapter of the Indonesian Architects Association awarded him a special “Gold Medal” for his service to the Indonesian world of architecture.
Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1986.
Named after the donor of the land it occupies, the mosque was designed in the Indonesian Hindu-Javanese architectural tradition, yet is well adapted to the Muslim form of worship. The mosque is square in plan, and symmetrical on both axes with deep verandas on all four sides. The upper tier of the two-tiered roof forms a lantern that filters daylight through patterned painted glass along its ridges. The space between the two tiers has been left open for ventilating the prayer hall. If the design conformed strictly to tradition, four interior wood columns would support the higher of the two roofs. To achieve an uninterrupted column-free space for worship, and clear view of the mihrab, these columns were eliminated. The wide spans thus produced required that the double roof be steel framed. This use of contemporary technology is carefully concealed on the interior by wood strips and sheathing, and on the exterior by clay tiles. The roof is well designed for heavy rain and the deep verandas protect the interior from rain and excessive glare. In this mosque, traditional Javanese idioms have been skillfully reinterpreted to produce a modern regional architecture compatible with the best indigenous work.