Image: Open House Hobart

The fa├žade of Libraries Tasmania is the earliest glass curtain wall in Hobart. Next door, the strangely invisible Brutalist Stack building has one of the highest vantage points in the city. Inside, the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts trace 200 years of Tasmanian history.

Address: 91 Murray St, Hobart

Highlights: Glass curtain wall, textured concrete, historical archive, expansive city views.

Building specs: Type: Library and Archive. Year Built: 1960, 1972. Architect: John F. D. Scarborough and Associates