Sunday, September 4, 2011

State Library of Tasmania - Hoabrt Glass Curtain wall

Readers of my blog may remember seeing my photos and posts of the Hobart State Library, Hobart. Here are another few shots from my collection of what is a fascinating building. This design was one of the earliest glass curtain wall designs in Hobart city and Tasmania. The reflections of the clouds and skies upon the glass provide exciting photographic opportunities and I never tire of viewing this interesting and in-tact example of post war Modernism.

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  1. Cool! I am guessing that the glass curtain wall was used to maximise the natural light for visitors and staff in the library. When was the building completed?

  2. Hi Helen, the building is dated at 1960.


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