Rokeby Fire Station

37 Tollard Drive, Rokeby

Saturday, Nov 12

Architect: Howroyd & Forward (1978, 1984)

The Rokeby Fire Station is an excellent example of Post-Modern architecture, which is evident in its scale and extroversion, its embrace of urban vernacular and its sense of fun with its ‘toy-town’ appearance. A suburban fire station that is delightful in its form whilst playing on suburban notions of domesticity, it is one of the earliest examples of this style of architecture in Australia.  It consists of two truck bays with staff quarters alongside.

This project was awarded the Triennial Award in the 1979 Australian Institute of Architects – Tasmanian Architecture Awards.

Please note: the station is operational and may be closed if an incident occurs.

Open: Saturday 12 November, 10 am – 2 pm

Note: Please note that the station is operational and may be closed suddenly if an incident occurs.

Location

Eastern Shore

Building Types

Award Winning

Commercial

Industrial

Architectural Period

Late Twentieth Century (1961-2000)

Features

Architectural Design

Heritage

Suitable for Children

Accessibility

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