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Henri Maclaine Pont
was a Dutch architect and archaeologist active in Indonesia, acclaimed for his synthesis of Javanese and western architecture.
Born in Batavia
Jakarta is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. Officially known as the Special Capital Territory of Jakarta, it is located on the northwest coast of Java, has an area of , and a population of 9,580,000. Jakarta is the country's economic, cultural and political centre...
in 1884, Henri Maclaine Pont studied civil engineering in Delft
Delft is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland , the Netherlands. It is located between Rotterdam and The Hague....
. After graduation he moved to the Dutch East Indies
The Dutch East Indies was a Dutch colony that became modern Indonesia following World War II. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Netherlands government in 1800....
where in 1911 received his first major work, the design of the Semarang-Cheribon Steam Tram Company headquarters. In 1919 he has been commissioned for the design of the Ceremonial Hall of the Bandung Institute of Technology
The Bandung Institute of Technology or Institute of Technology, Bandung is a state, coeducational research university located in Bandung, Indonesia. Established in 1920, ITB is the oldest technology-oriented university in Indonesia....
building. His notable works also include the original Trowulan Museum
The Trowulan Museum is an archaeological museum located in Trowulan, Mojokerto, in East Java, Indonesia. The museum was built in order to house the artifacts and archaeological findings discovered around Trowulan and its vicinity...
(1932) and the Puh Sarang Catholic church in Kediri (1937).