MBF House, Launceston

MBF House, Launceston

Robin V.
Dating from the 1950s with is clean lines and simple geometry, MBF House is a sleek, 4 story (not including small roof structure) commercial building on the corner of St John Street and Tatler Parade in the CBD of Launceston, Tasmania. MBF House was built on the site of the "Widow's Fund Building" (a 3 story Victorian building of similar size and shape) which was extensively damaged by collapsing debris when the neighbouring Dempsters (Ludbrooks) building on the Mall was gutted by fire on 15th December 1950. MBF House has 2 commercial premises on the 1st floor (ground level) with a central stairwell accessing the upper levels (each containing roughly one property), with the ground level atrium and associated internal stairwell still retaining much of its original 1950s interior. The internal stairwell (cast in concrete) is molded with smooth, flowing curves topped with timber rails that are somewhat reminiscent of the Art Deco era. A small lane runs behind the building containing a fire stair, though is fenced off to the public, hence the fire stair not being included on this model due to lack of visual information. Last Model Update: Bitmaps replaced with JPEG textures for faster loading. Modeling time: 2 days #1950s #australia #brick #Bupa #CBD #commercial #concrete #Glow_Cosmetics #Launceston #M__E_Devlin #modernist #office_block #St_John_Street #Tasmania #Tatler_Parade
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