Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bandung Architectural Heritage: Kantor Pos Besar Bandung



This is the facade of Kantor Pos Besar Bandung (Bandung Grand Post Office) at Jalan Asia Afrika 47. In front of it is the sculpture of Universal Postal Union or Union Postale Universalle (UPU). The building is painted grey and orange because they are the colors of PT Pos Indonesia (Indonesian Postal Company).

The Grand Post Office building is listed as one of Bandung's architectural heritage by Bandung Heritage Society. This building was built in 1928 and was designed by architect J. van Gent.

7 comments:

Dina said...

Nice post office, and a meaningful sculpture.
Designed in 1928, really? It looks more modern than that.

Hilda said...

What a striking color! I like the sculpture.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Beautiful Array of Colors! It's my first time here at your blog and I really like it! It shows how Beautiful Bandung is! Steven from Cavite, Philippines here!

Steven^^

Catherine said...

An "Art Déco" square style, I like it. The scuplture is very representative. Nice angle combine the both....they suit one with an other.

Photo Cache said...

the orange trim is eye-catchingly delightful.

jeannette stgermain said...

Kantor Pos -I guess still some Dutch influences remain (the word Post Kantoor is close enough) and the Dutch name of the Architect speaks for itself:)

UIFPW08 said...

beautifull..