Supreme Court of Tasmania, 11-15 Salamanca Place, Hobart.
Design architect: Peter Partridge.
Constructed: 1973-1975 and 1977-1980.
I love the Supreme Court complex. It was constructed in the 1970s to bring together the operations of the Criminal Courts (previously in Campbell Street) and the Civil Courts (previously in Macquarie Street). In 2010 it was awarded the Australian Institute of Architecture’s 25-Year Enduring Architecture Award and cited as “an exemplary, enduring piece of public architecture that makes a poised contribution to the city of Hobart”.
Among the design principles used in this project were to let St David’s Park flow through the site so people could pass through the complex, and to be a showpiece for local materials and craftspeople. I love to wander through this site. There are lots of interesting angles to look at and photograph.
You can see more of my 20th century architecture project here.