Libraries Tasmania

91 Murray Street, Hobart

Saturday, Nov 12

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BOOKINGS OPEN 12 NOON AEDT, THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER, 2022

Architect: Public Works Department / John F. D. Scarborough and Associates (1960, 1972)

The façade of the State Library of Tasmania (now Libraries Tasmania) is the earliest example of a Modernist glass curtain wall in Hobart. Sleek mid century details can be found throughout while the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts features nationally significant Tasmanian colonial art, books, objects and furniture. Next door, the striking Brutalist Stack building houses the state archives and provides access to one of the highest vantage points in the city.

The first major concrete frame and curtain wall building in Hobart, it is a four-level ‘shoe-box’ placed off the major street grid on pilotis. There is a recessed ground floor entrance foyer although most of this level remains open for car-parking.

Tours: Saturday 12 November, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm

Duration: 45 minutes

Location

CBD

Building Type

Education

Architectural Period

Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)

Features

History of Hobart

Suitable for Children

Accessibility

Wheelchair Friendly

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