The Salamanca Building, Parliament Square




The Salamanca Building, Parliament Square


The Salamanca building is the first stage of Hobart’s Parliament Square redevelopment for the Tasmanian Government. It provides a new workplace for government agencies, Department of Premier & Cabinet, public parliamentary committee rooms and a new connection to the historic Parliament House, respecting and reinforcing its importance.

The interiors concept explores the expression of a contemporary Tasmanian Government building and sets out to create an inclusive sense of identity for staff and visitors. The organic and welcoming design language incorporates references to the enduring beauty of the Tasmanian landscape.

Working with local furniture designers and joiners provided an opportunity to forge relationships with Tasmanian craftspeople, supporting local industry and representing local skill through bespoke design and furniture. A key objective for this significant government tenancy was to achieve a 5 Green Star rating to demonstrate environmental stewardship and to provide a benchmark for sustainable workplaces in the state.




Practice Team

Design director – Richard Francis Jones

Lina Sjögren

Annie Hensley

Prayrika Mathur

Sarah Lawlor

Emily Lau

Natarsha Tezcan

Antony Hembrow


Builder – Hansen Yuncken

Structural – Taylor Thomson Whitting

Building Services (Electrical, Communications, Security, Audio Visual, Fire Services, Hydraulic) – GHD

Acoustic, ESD, Fire Engineering, Specialist Lighting, Mechanical – Arup

Heritage Consultant – Design 5 Architects

Quantity Surveyor – WT Partnership

Building Surveyor – Pitt & Sherry

Ergonomics – Working Armour

Accessibility – Morris Goding

Audio Visual – Redfish

Storage Auditors – MoveCorp

Photographer – Adam Gibson

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