Domain House: the conservation project - 165 years of education

Johnston, Paul and University of Tasmania, 2014 , Domain House: the conservation project - 165 years of education. [Video]

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Recording of a lunchtime presentation by Paul Johnston Architects held at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Thursday, 7 August 2014 on the conservation works being carried out at Domain House, Hobart. Domain House is the original home of the University of Tasmania. The site has recently been reacquired by the University, and together with the Medical Sciences Precinct, the Domain will provide a focus for University of Tasmania activities in the Hobart CBD. The University is committed to reactivating and rehabilitating the site.

Domain House, designed by architect Alexander Dawson and constructed in 1848 as Hobart’s first High School, is remarkable as a building that has retained its use as an educational building, having been Christ College, the birthplace of the University, and School of Art, as well as a home for Adult Education. It has survived with very little intervention, but much neglect and represents a great opportunity to reveal the original and subsequent layers of occupation. Paul Johnston Architects with Cumulus Studio and Peter Freeman are providing conservation design, to arrest the decay and stabilise existing fabric. The project will also deliver policy on a future use of the building considering disability access, servicing, and energy management. Paul Johnston introduces the project by illustrating a chronology of the place, and describe the conservation process currently underway and the challenges ahead.

Item Type: Video
Authors/Creators:Johnston, Paul and University of Tasmania,
Keywords: Tasmania, Australia, Hobart, Alexander Dawson, Christ College, University of Tasmania, Domain House, Queen's Domain, Paul Johnston Architects, Cumulus Studio,Peter Freeman
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Collections: Photograph Collection > Lantern Slide Collection
University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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