With its five-storey rubber tree encased in a glass stairwell and a mosaic façade reminiscent of Mondrian, Construction House is one of Hobart’s modernist icons. Recessed from the façade, the north-facing stairwell is fronted by a curtain wall of glass – the perfect growing conditions for a rubber tree. Stroll the stairs and marvel at this unique combination of nature and architecture.
Address: 116 Bathurst St, Hobart
Highlights: Five-storey rubber tree. Mondrian mosaic.
Building specs: Type: Post-War International Office Building. Year Built: 1956. Architects: Bush Parkes Shugg & Moon