Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Portside Building - Burnie

The Portside Building (former Tasmanian TAFE complex) in Burnie is an important Art Deco Building just in terms of its sheer size alone. It was designed by prominent Tasmanian Architect, S.W Blyth who was responsible for many Tasmanian Government buildings. His designs included The Hobart Technical College, as well as the impressive Ogilvie High School to name but a few.

Portside is owned by the Burnie City Council and at one stage it was at risk of being demolished for a shopping complex by the Rockerfeller family. redevelopment. Thankfully it still stands. It's one of the first buildings one sees when entering Burnie Burnie CBD, and is one of Tasmania's great examples of Modernist design, and is in a city that retains many wonderful of examples of modernist design.

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