Gedung Sate is a public building in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. It was designed according to a neoclassical design incorporating native Indonesian elements (such as Hindu-Buddhist elements) by Dutch architect J. Gerber to be the seat of the Dutch East Indies department of State Owned Enterprises (Departement van Gouvernmentsbedrijven, literally "Department of Government Industries"); the building was completed in 1920. Today, the building serves as the seat of the governor of the province of West Java,[1] and also a museum.[2]

Gedung Sate
Gedung Sate, "Satay Building"
Gedung Sate
Former namesDepartement van Gouvernements Bedrijven (GB) building
General information
Architectural styleNew Indies Style, Dutch Rationalism, Hindu style
LocationBandung, Indonesia
AddressJalan Diponegoro No. 22
Coordinates6°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 started27 July 1920
CompletedSeptember 1924
OwnerGovernment of the City of Bandung
Technical details
Floor count3
Floor area27,990.859 m2
Design and construction
Other designersEh. De Roo, G. Hendriks
Southern side

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.[1] The central pinnacle consists of six spheres that represents the six million gulden funded to the construction of the building.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "History of Gedung Sate". Museum Gedung Sate. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  2. ^ "Museum Gedung Sate". Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  3. ^ "Gedung Sate".