Design Tasmania

Corner Brisbane St & Tamar Street, Launceston, lutruwita (Tasmania)

Saturday, Aug 28

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

Not just for the archi-nerds, the Design Tasmania building is a true celebration of contemporary Tasmanian culture. An extension to the existing heritage listed Price Hall, this adaptive re-use and addition – designed by architects David Travalia, Richard Leplastrier and team – houses the Tasmanian Wood Design Collection. A concept envisioned by Gary Cleveland, the building intends to promote exquisite Tasmanian timbers, and an understanding of the importance of design – it does this in spades and is one of Launceston’s pride and joys!

A celebration of good design and reliable craftsmanship, this building is something that embodies all the ideals of civic pride. Come along and chat to architect David Travalia, or wander at your own pace and check out the detailed concrete gutter beam, the intricate and clever timber ceiling, the courtyard under the Chinese elm tree, along with checking out the current exhibition.

Architect: 2001 extension and refit: David Travalia, Richard Leplastrier and team

Highlights: Adaptive reuse of an existing hall with additional gallery space, timber ceilings and concrete gutter beams

Building Specs: Type: converted church and gallery space. Extension and refit: 2001

Tour Times: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm and 2 pm

Duration: 30 – 45 minutes

General Open: 10 am – 3 pm

BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON, FRIDAY AUG 13, 2021

Location

Launceston

Building Types

Cultural

Retail and Offices

Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)

Features

Architectural Design

History of Launceston

Sustainable Design

Accessibilities

Pram Friendly

Wheelchair Friendly

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