Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Devonport Maternity Hospital Letter to the Editor

My letter to the editor regarding the former Modernist designed Devonport Hospital was in today's Advocate Newspaper:

Don't Demolish
While it's vital the former Devonport hospital is cleaned up and secured, it's also vital that the building be reused in the future. It's an excellent example of modernist design and demonstrates Devonport's diverse range of architectural styles. Too many buildings are hastily demolished on the premise that they're damaged, ugly and/or a risk to public safety. The former Launceston General Hospital is another striking modernist building that was, until recently, vandalised and posed public health and safety risks. It has since been converted into luxury apartments. Why can't the Devonport City Council or the State Government be so bold as to purchase the site and redevelop it into housing or a mixed use facility?

1 comment:

  1. I so agree, a fine example of a rush to destroy buildings of importance.


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