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“The Art Deco of Bandung”

Gedung De Driekleur / Gedung Tiga Warna
Jakarta, Indonesia
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104 reviews
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“The Art Deco of Bandung”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The Drekleur, or 3 Colour, build in 1937 by Alburst.
the building now used by Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN) as their Main Branch in Bandung, on February 2014, BTPN finished restoration the building.
Build with art deco style this building also a history monument for Indonesia Independence. The Declaration of Indonesian Independence was sounded around the world from this building on 18 August 1945. A Japanese News Radio "Gomei" stream the news from this building.

Visited February 2014
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Chengdu, China
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“A little art-deco gem”
Reviewed 12 October 2008

Bandung has experienced a new burst of popularity as a shopping destination for Malaysian tourists flying in on a budget airline. Yet Bandung's main tourist drawcard remains its astonishing collection of colonial architecture. The city is famous amongst architects for its 'tropical art-deco' heritage, dating from the 1920's and 1930's. At this time a number of ingenious Dutch architects were designing buildings in the latest European styles and adapting them to the tropical climate. Modern Bandung may be a far cry from its heyday as the 'Paris of Java' but it still boasts several hundred colonial buildings and these are well worth seeking out.

Tiga Warna dates from 1938 and is designed in the 'ocean liner' school of art-deco, with long lines and rounded curves. It is a stunning piece of modernist architecture with bright airy spaces, a fine porch and stylish curves. It is something right out of an architectural design magazine. Until a couple of years ago it remained derelict but it has now been occupied by a bank and the restoration has been sensitive. The building has been repainted but its design has been left untouched. You can find this beautiful art-deco building on the corner of Jalan Juanda and Jalan Sultan Agung.

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