Depending who you ask, Cosmo Park is an ingenious urban oasis or an ill-conceived dystopia. It is a surreal urban bubble, where normal life unfolds at an abnormal altitude. To access ground level, resident drive their cars down a ramp. A tall metal fence runs around the perimeter to make sure no one falls or drives off. Peer beyond the fence and you can spot the city’s landmarks below.
Cosmo Park, which sits on top of a shopping mall.
Indri Lestari and her son, who moved to Cosmo Park three months ago.
Cosmo Park is a complex of neat, two-storey homes built on top of a car park
Fazila Kapasi and her son in Cosmo Park.
The view of central Jakarta from Cosmo Park.