Bandung, Indonesia

Bandung is the capital of the West Java province in Indonesia


 Indonesia was a Dutch colony from 1800 to 1948

Although the Dutch were present in the archipelago since the early 17th century.

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In the early 1920s, the Dutch East Indies government made plans to move their capital from Batavia to Bandung.

Accordingly, the Dutch colonial government started construction of government buildings.

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However, this plan, was cut short by World War II, after which the Dutch were not able to re-establish their colony due to the Indonesian Declaration of Independence in 1948.

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Bandung in the 30’s


Bandung is home to numerous examples of Dutch colonial architecture, most notably the tropical Art Deco or New Indies Style: Early modern (western) architecture (Rationalism, Art Deco) applying local architectural elements.

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Besides the aesthetics it is also as an attempt to conform with the Indonesian climate and its infamous rain, explaining the wide eaves or prominent roofs for example.

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Gedung Sate 1920

Built to seat the Dutch East Indies department of Transport, Public Works and Water Management today, the building serves as the seat of the governor of the province of West Java.


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Hotel Preanger, Bandung, Indonesia.


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The Savoy Homann Bidakara Hotel 1939

Architect: Albert Aalbers

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Beautiful wave




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The Hotel in the 50’s


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Denis Bank Building 1936

Architect: Albert Aalbers


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De Driekleur 1938

Initially a private house today a bank




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Kologdam Building 1920

Main building for the Bandung Jaarbeurs (annual trade fair)






Villa Isola

 (now Bumi Siliwangi)

Villa Isola is an art-deco building in the northern part of Bandung, the capital of West Java, Indonesia.

Completed in 1933 by Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker.

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The original purpose of the building was a private house for business man Dominique Berretty.

Unfortunately he died on a plane crash a few months after completion.


The gardens

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The building today serves as the headoffice of the Indonesia University of Education


Art Deco in Bandung (Indonesia 2009)

Art Deco in Bandung


Bandung has one of the largest remaining collections of 1920s Art-Deco buildings in the world.


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