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ITB or previously known as its origin name, de

Technische Hoogeschool te Bandung (THB)
was administrate by the Dutch colonial during
their years of colonizing. It was officiated and
opened on the 3rd of July 1920 by Mr. J.P.
Graaf van Limburg Stirum, Jeneral Gabenor
of the Dutch. ITB’s main campus basically
covers up of 770,000 square meters of the
whole area. The main campus consists of two
main building, which is Barakgebouw A (Aula
Barat) and Barakgebouw B (Aula Timur). Ir.
Henri Maclaine, the architect, planned it as an
experimental architectural building in
compromising the traditional architecture with
the west advanced construction techniques.
•A. Hoofdgebouw - Gedung pusat
•B. Bibliotheek - Perpustakaan pusat
•C. Kleine aula - Aula kecil
•D. Groote aula - Aula besar
•1. Barakgebouw A - untuk Matematika dan
•2. Barakgebouw B - untuk Penelitian Bahan
•3. Ilmu Ukur Tanah dan Perataan (Teknik Geodesi)
•4. Bangunan Jalan dan Air (Teknik Sipil)
•4a. Gedung administrasi sementara (sampai
Barakgebouw A dan B selesai)
•4b. Gedung kuliah sementara (sampai Barakgebouw
A dan B selesai)
•5. Ilmu Alam (Fisika)
•6. Teknik Mesin
•7. Teknik Elektro
•8a. Kimia
•8b. Teknik Kimia
•9. Arsitektur
•10. Teknik Pertambangan
•11. Matematika
•12. Mekanika
Aula Barat know before as Barakegebouw A is an icon (Institute Technology Bandung)
established on 1920 is located in Bandung Institute of Technology, Bandung, Indonesia. It is owned by Faculty of
Architecture and known to symbolise cultural heritage in the campus of ITB . Bandung is renowned for its large
stock of Dutch colonial architecture; most notably the tropical Art Deco architectural style
Barakgebouw A is now the Western Hall is the first building to
be built at Bandung's TH Campus, but it was only to be
completed around June 1921, and it was immediately used for
the implementation of the 1st Dies Natalis 1st Bandung event
on Saturday, 2 July 1921. Apparently the parabolic wood curves
and the complicates the roof construction thus increasing the
duration for the building to complete
Henri Maclaine-Pont is among the
first Dutch Architects/ Engineer
who realized how important to
combine each architectural style
with culture of local people. He
stressed that modern architecture
should be evolved from local
history and native elements. This
shows hybridization between two
domain cultures creates clashes
between it. While
maintaining the bound of the
historical past (traditional), the
politics of the present (colonialism)

Art Deco style was

purely decorative; this style
was seen as elegant,
functional and modern. The
decorative art and the
architectural development
shows how the acceptance of
the later and best of western
architecture allowed the Dutch
influence to be absorbed
without destroying the city’s
long term identity.
The existence of this hybridization
draws people to enter a discourse
on the colonial presence as being
manifested in one major corporeal
dimensions of society of
architecture. A striking local
Javanese roof style is noticeably
seen on top of the campus
ceremonial hall, embedded in his
artwork The main roof signifies the
Dutch colonial in Bandung. It uses
the pitched roof.
Building consists of hall, Surau, VIP room, store room and Cultural centre

The building uses teak timber for its beam and from the observation, all beams structure are
recognized as an original structure where there are no additional beams or changes being