Thursday, April 22, 2010

Highfield House - Hobart

Highfield House is a red brick and cream finish Art Deco building in central Hobart. It's design style is similar to the Technical College building in Hobart. The Government owned building has been empty for some time now. The Government in 2008 had plans to convert the building into a homeless shelter, but has not eventuated and the building's future remains uncertain.


  1. Now you are talking my architectural language again, after the Brutalist buildings :) The Technical College is also impressive, but Highfield House is neater and more controlled.

  2. The cream bands and the curve at the corner really lift it above the ordinary. Like it very much. Must get out to Tasmania one of the these days.


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