Gedung Sate, with his trademark form of ornament skewers on the central tower, has long been a marker or landmark of Bandung is not only known to the public in West Java, but also throughout Indonesia even model building was used as a sign of some buildings and signs of the city in West Java. For example the front of the building form Railway Station Tasikmalaya. Began construction in 1920, this white building is still standing strong but graceful and now serves as the central building of government of West Java.
Gedung Sate is in the Dutch East Indies was called Gouvernements Bedrijven (GB), laying the first stone by Johanna Catherina Coops, eldest daughter of the Mayor of Bandung, B. Coops and Petronella Roelofsen, representing the Governor-General in Batavia, JP Graaf van Limburg Stirum on July 27, 1920, is the result of a planning team consisting of Ir.J.Gerber, a young architect famous graduates of the Faculty of Engineering of Delft Netherlands, Ir. Eh. De Roo and Ir. G. Hendriks and van Gemeente Bandoeng party, headed by Col.. Pur. VL. Slors involving 2000 workers, 150 people including sculptors, or expert bongpay tombstone carver and wood engraver Chinese nationals from Konghu or Cantonese, assisted by masons, coolies stir and servers that come from residents in Kampung Sekeloa, Dago small hole Kampung, Kampung Gandok and Kampung Cibarengkok, which they had previously worked Gedong shingles (ITB Campus) and Gedong Papak (Bandung City Hall).
Gedung Sate (ca.1920-28)
During the period of four years in September 1924 successfully completed the construction of the main building Gouverments Bedrijven parent, including the headquarters of the PTT (Postal, Telephone and Telegraph and the Library.
Architecture Gedung Sate is the work of architect Ir. J. Gerber and his group are not independent of the input maestro Dr.Hendrik Dutch architect Petrus Berlage, who bernuansakan face of the traditional architecture of the archipelago.
Many among architects and building experts expressed Gedung Sate is a stunning elegant monumental building with unique architectural style leads to a form of architectural style of Indo-European (Indo Europeeschen architectuur Stijl), so it is not impossible if the elegance of Borobudur participate coloring Gedung Sate.