Environmentally friendly Centre in high demand
The distinctive building of the Bahá’í Centre of Learning for Tasmania is an increasingly popular hub for activities that build capacity for the social, material and spiritual advancement and transformation of Tasmanian society.
Since the building at 1 Tasman Highway, Hobart, opened five years ago, it has served many Tasmanian organisations as a venue for education and training programs and other activities that support the centre’s primary purposes.
These purposes include promotion of the principles of world peace, human rights, the equality of men and women, sustainable development, and inter-faith cooperation.
Events held include seminars, public talks, book launches, film screenings, festivals, devotional gatherings, cultural events, national and international conferences. The centre has a particular focus on supporting the arts by holding art exhibitions, musical performances and concerts.
In July 2013 it was a venue for the Festival of Voices, Tasmania’s biggest winter cultural event, during which participants from all over Australia made use of the superb acoustic qualities of the centre for their workshops. A recent art exhibition, the ninth in a series, featured work by Tasmanian artists Edward and Noel Broomhall.
The building regularly hosts many of the religious, educational, administrative and community activities of the Tasmanian Bahá’í community and the Australian Bahá’í Community, of which it is a part.
The building is near the Botanical Gardens, Queens Domain and the Hobart waterfront. Its environmentally friendly design incorporates extensive use of recycled materials, natural non-toxic finishes and native and water-efficient landscaping.
It is currently the subject of a joint research project conducted by the University of Tasmania and the University of Sunshine Coast exploring the contributions of faith-based organisations on sustainability.
For more information about the centre, visit: www.tasbcl.com.au