Gedung Sate

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Gedung Sate
Gedung Sate, "Satay Building"
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Gedung Sate
Former names Gouvernements Bedrijven (GB)
General information
Architectural style New Indies Style, Dutch Rationalism
Location Bandung, Indonesia
Address Jalan Diponegoro No. 22
Coordinates 6°54′09″S 107°37′07″E / 6.902459°S 107.618730°E / -6.902459; 107.618730Coordinates: 6°54′09″S 107°37′07″E / 6.902459°S 107.618730°E / -6.902459; 107.618730
Construction started 27 July 1920
Completed September 1924
Owner Government of the City of Bandung
Technical details
Floor count 3
Floor area 27,990.859 m2
Design and construction
Architect J.Gerber
Other designers Eh. De Roo, G. Hendriks
Southern side

Gedung Sate is a public building in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. It was designed according to a neoclassical design incorporating native Indonesian elements by Dutch architect J. Gerber to be the seat of the Dutch East Indies department of Transport, Public Works and Water Management; the building was completed in 1920. Today, the building serves as the seat of the governor of the province of West Java.

Its common name, Gedung sate, is a nickname that translates literally from Indonesian to 'satay building', which is a reference to the shape of the building's central pinnacle - which resemble the shape of one of the Indonesian traditional dish called satay.

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