Designed and built in 1957, St Pius X Catholic Church is now widely accepted as Australia’s first Modernist church. Situated in native bushland, with sweeping views to the Derwent estuary, the design employs the natural beauty and light of its situation to inform internal and external space.

Address: 98 Channel Hwy, Taroona

Open: 10 am – 4 pm, Saturday 11 November

Highlights: Curved ceiling, native garden context, Australia’s first Modernist church.

Building specs: Building type: Church, Year built: 1957, Architect: Esmond Dorney