With its five-storey rubber tree encased in a glass stairwell and a mosaic façade reminiscent of Mondrian, Bathurst Street’s Construction House is one of Hobart’s modernist icons. Recessed from the façade, the stairwell is fronted by a curtain wall of glass – the perfect growing conditions for a rubber tree to really flourish.
Address: 116 Bathurst St, Hobart
Open: 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm Saturday 10 November 2018. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL FOR ROOFTOP ONLY
Highlights: Five-storey rubber tree. Mondrian mosaic.
Tours: 1.00 pm, 1.30 pm, 2.00 pm, 3.00 pm, 3.30 pm. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL ROOFTOP ONLY
Building specs: Type: Post-War International Office Building. Year Built: 1956. Architects: Bush Parkes Shugg & Moon