Gedung Sate Bandung a building history at West Java . To the residents of Bandung or tourists who are travelling to Bandung city surely know this one building. Gedung Sate Bandung has a long history to the present. This building stands solidly from Netherlands colonial era. For those of you who are interested in the history of the building of Satay Bandung, let us read the continuation of this article.
Gedung Sate Bandung, with his trademark form of ornament skewers on its central tower, has long been a marker or landmark of Bandung city which is not only known to the community in West Java, but also throughout Indonesia even model building was made into the sights of Indonesia sign for several buildings and attractions of signs in West Java. For example, the shape of the front part of the building of the railway station of Tasikmalaya. Built in 1920, this white building still stands sturdy but graceful and now serves as the Government Center building in West Java and also can be used as reference sights Indonesia.
The History Of Gedung Sate Bandung
Gedung Sate Bandung during the Netherlands East Indies was called Gouvernements Bedrijven (GB), laying the first stone was done by Johanna Michelle Coops, eldest daughter of Bandung City Mayor, b. Coops and Petronella Roelofsen, represent the Governor General at Batavia, J.P. Graaf van Limburg Stirum on July 27, 1920, the building was the result of Bandung Sate a planning team consisting of Ir.J.Gerber, a young architect notable graduates of the Engineering Faculty of Delft the Netherlands , Eh. De Roo and IR. g. Hendriks and the Municipality van Bandoeng, headed by Col. PUR. VL. Slors with 2000 workers, involving 150 people including sculptors, or expert bongpay engraver headstones and China-born wood sculptor who comes from Konghu or Cantonese, assisted the masons, coolies stir and the server comes from the residents of Kampung Sekeloa, Kampung Gandok, Kampung Dago An and Kampung Cibarengkok, which previously they manage Gedong Shingles (ITB Campus) and the Gedong Papak (Bandung City Hall).
In the history of the building of satay, during the 4 years in September 1924 was completed the construction of the main building’s parent Gouverments Bedrijven, including headquarters of PTT (post, Telephone and Telegraph) and the library. The building’s architecture is the Sate works of architect j. Gerber and his group are not apart from input maestro architect Netherlands Dr. Hendrik Petrus, which nuanced the face of traditional architecture with tours Indonesia Archipelago.
Many among the architects and building experts declared the building of Satay is one of the attractions of Bandung has a graceful charming monumental building with unique architecture style leads to the form of the Indo-European style of architecture, (Indo architectuur stijl Europeeschen), so it is not impossible if the elegance of the venue Borobudur Building coloring Sate participated.
The meaning of skewers of Satay on the rooftop
Originally called Gebe GB or Building which stands for Gouvernments Bedrijven. The purpose of the establishment of this building is the seat of Government when the Government of the Netherlands East Indies set of Bandung as the capital of the Government. But the Egyptians call it with the building due to a symbol similar to Satay Skewers on top of the building. Not without reason is no symbol of skewers in there.
The symbol is often called skewer Satay with a prick that’s actually six ornaments shaped like guava water. Material skewers and guava water it made of bronze green. First color had so black, probably because dirty and not cleaned in years. But having purged the color so green anymore, “he said. Skewers and six of these spherical ornament shows the cost of development. It symbolizes the time building the Indian Government-satay, Netherlands spent 6 million guilder.
In addition, the Government of the Indian sate building Netherlands also built the headquarters of the post, Telegraph and Telephone (PTT), the laboratory, the geological Museum, as well as the offices of the Department of water and Power electricity. The development process has been completed in September 1924. Planning and building your own Satay construction created by the team that led Colonel Hajo Slors VL. Laying the first stone made on 27 July 1920 by Johana Catherine Coops, eldest daughter of Bandung City Mayor at the time.
Gedung Sate Bandung as a Place of Tourism
Gedung Sate Bandung standing on land around 27 thousand square meters with a building area of more than 10 thousand square meters. The majority of the construction of the building consists of a Sate natural stone and brick. The walls are made of pieces of large stone taken from the rugged rock in East Bandung. Originally, the building became a center of activity of the Sate Department of public works. But since 1980, the building was transformed into a Government Office designation of West Java province. Until recently the building remained lively sate visited by overseas travelers.
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