Image: Nina Hamilton

Designed by renowned Tasmanian architect Edmond Dorney in the 1950s, the St Pius X Catholic Church is Australia’s first Modernist church. Nestled amongst native bushland with sweeping views to the Derwent estuary, the unique curved design employs the natural setting and light of its situation to marry internal and external space.

Address: 98 Channel Hwy, Taroona

Highlights: Curved ceiling, native garden context, Australia’s first Modernist church.

Building specs: Type: Church. Year Built: 1957. Architect: Esmond Dorney


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