The history of the Grha Sabha Pramana UGM building, finally for Location 3 Bacapres conveys ideas

TIME.CO, JakartaGadjah Mada University (UGM) Yogyakarta has witnessed various important events in Indonesian history. One of the buildings that plays a central role in various academic and non-academic activities is the Grha Sabha Pramana Building.

Building Pramana Home Assemblywith all its history and changes, it has been the site of important events, including events where three presidential candidates (bacapres), i.e. Prabowo, Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pramono expressed their ideas in “Bacapres Talks Ideas” on September 19, 2023.

This event hosted by Najwa Shihab is one of many important events that have taken place at GSP, highlighting the importance of this building in supporting democratic and academic activities in Indonesia.

Let us explore the history of the Grha Sabha Pramana UGM further.

Profile of the Grha Sabha Pramana building

The Grha Sabha Pramana building, also known by its abbreviation GSP, is not just any building. Standing majestically on UGM’s campus, GSP has a long history that began in 1994.

This building has become a kind of center for academic and non-academic activities, witnessing historical events, such as the inauguration of the 46th anniversary of UGM on December 19, 1995.

GSP is the place where thousands of students receive their degrees during graduation ceremonies and is also the place where various seminars, workshops, art performances and wedding events take place.

Reported by the official website UGMmanagement of the GSP was entrusted to the UGM Residence in March 2015 and since then the GSP has become an important part of UGM campus life.

This building consists of two floors, with the main floor on the second floor which can accommodate up to 5000 people at graduation ceremonies. However, in 2017, the GSP underwent a ceiling repair which limited its use until April 2018.

Construction History of Grha Sabha Pramana Building


Reporting from the magazine entitled A brief history of Grha Sabha Pramana UGM from the archives of Gadjah Mada Universitythe Grha Sabha Pramana building has been constructed on an area of ​​11,069.80 square metres, previously known as Pancasila field.

Construction began on May 1, 1993 and was completed on September 8, 1994. The inauguration was carried out by President Soeharto on December 20, 1994.

At the time of inauguration, President Soeharto named the UGM Auditorium building “Grha Sabha Pramana”, which has since become better known as Grha Sabha Pramana UGM building. This building was also handed over to UGM on February 6, 1995.

The role of GSP in academic and non-academic activities

As reported by the same magazine, in an interview with Hendrik Susanto, supervisor of the Grha Sabha Pramana UGM, initially the UGM Auditorium building was used to support various academic activities of the UGM, including holding graduations, conferences public events, seminars and job fairs.

However, since 2009, the field around the Grha Sabha Pramana Building has also been used for nationwide events, such as Aubade Pancasila, which involved thousands of choir members from various levels of society.

Furthermore, the Grha Sabha Pramana building is also used by the general public through rental agreements. Various activities such as weddings, elementary and middle school graduations, concerts and national seminars often take place in this building.

Besides that, around this building is also used by students and the general public to exercise or just relax and enjoy the view.

Since 2015, Grha Sabha Pramana has become one of the assets managed by Gama Residence UGM, the body responsible for managing the various commercial activities within UGM.

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