Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cimitiere House - Tasmania's first 'Five-Star Building'

The Cimitiere House complex in Launceston was recently completed in 2009 at a cost of $AU10 million, and offers 5 stories (4600m2) of commercial office space. The foundation base took 18 continueos hours of concrete pouring to achieve the desierd foundation thickness.

The building hoses many visual clues relating to its eco credentials, including a small windmill at the rear of the building, water tanks, and large concrete walls that absorb the suns heat and warm the interior spaces naturally. There are also movable timber blinds on the east/north side of the building, and large amounts of glass used to make the most of natural light.

Inside, the space is visually exciting and has been named 'The Atrium'. This ground floor entrance and space hosts a modern and roomy cafe space, but ones eyes are constantly divered upwards to the office spaces above. The ceiling is transparen, allowing natural light and warmth to enter the building.

Prior to Cimitiere House, the site used to be a Auction house. I followed the project from demolition to completetion. A selection of my photographs of this project can be seen by clicking here

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Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

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