#HJKB212 Getting to know Gedung Sate, Oh, it turns out that this is the origin of the name

Gedung Sate is one of the iconic old buildings in the city of Bandung. Since 1980 until now, the building having its address at Jalan Diponegoro No. 22, Bandung City, has functioned as the Office of the Governor of West Java.

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Gedung Sate, Kota Bandung.
Gedung Sate, Kota Bandung.

This building has 4 floors, a basement, and a room at the top of the building.

Built in 1920-1924, the architecture of this building was designed by a team led by Ir. J. Gerber, Eh. De Roo, and G. Hendriks, and Gemeente van Bandoeng, chaired by V.L. Sloors.

The construction of Gedung Sate was part of the program to relocate the Dutch East Indies government's military center from Meester Cornelis to the Bandung area.

This building is designed in an office complex for government agencies (Gouvernements Bedrijven/GB).

At that time, Gedung Sate was the office building of the Department of Verkeer en Waterstaat (Department of Public Works and Irrigation) and on the northeast side there was the Hoofdbureau Post Telegraaf en Telefoondienst (Post, Telegraph and Telephone Center) building.

Gedung Sate has a hybrid architectural style. A blend of several architectural styles in several parts.
This building uses the Italian Renaissance model, the window design carries the Spanish Moorish concept, and the roof adopts Asian architecture such as temples in Bali.

This building is also influenced by Hindu and Islamic ornaments. The arrangement of this building has a symmetrical pattern, repeated arch elements, creating a beautiful and unique rhythm.

At the top of the roof of the building, there are ornaments of 6 skewers. These 6 skewers represent the 6 million Guilders used to build this building.

This is what makes people to this day refer to this building as "Gedung Sate".

According to Gedung Sate guide, Dena Akhirawan, in the room at the top of this building, there is an alarm that will automatically turn on when there is an attack from the enemy.

With a large alarm sound, the alarm is able to reach outside the city of Bandung. But currently, the alarm is only fired once a year for 10 minutes. And the sound of the alarm can only be heard around the building. (riyan/sinta)**

Head of the Bandung City Communication and Information Technology

Yayan A. Brilyana