Richmond Tourist Amenities

Richmond Bus Station, Franklin St Car Park

Saturday, Feb 24

Sunday, Feb 25

Architect/s: 1 + 2 Architecture (2003)

Builder: Cordwell Lane

This project places contemporary architecture within an historic context.

The township of Richmond is a precious link to Tasmania’s murky colonial history as well as a valuable tourism and cultural asset. Regrettably, the authentic architectural qualities of the township are being threatened by an alarming proliferation of recent buildings attempting to contextualise through the naïve imitation of historic building forms.

The design for this new structure draws upon generative form, composition and materials of the historic architecture of Richmond, and reinterprets these influences through abstraction, adaptation and the use of contemporary methods of construction, finish and detail.

The process of intervention involved a 2-stage master plan for the redevelopment of an underutilised public car park. The proposal was to enlarge its potential for parking as well as provide a tourist coach and local school bus drop-off, there-by reducing the problems of heavy vehicle congestion on the main street.

Self Guided Open: Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February, 10 am – 4 pm


Richmond | Coal River Valley

Building Type


Architectural Period

Contemporary (2001-current)


Architectural Design

History of Richmond


Wheelchair Friendly

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