WINDSOR SOUND BOX
Project: Sound Shell
Location: Windsor Park, Launceston - Tasmania
Contractor: Continental Builders
Situated within the Windsor Park precinct, the Windsor Sound Box sits opposite from the community centre and is surrounded by the many sporting field and walking tracks that make up the precinct. With the riverside community in mind, West Tamar Council approached cmk with a simple brief, to design a sound shell that could not just be used for performances but double as a covered space for a myriad of community activities. Through the planning stage it became evident a traditional sound shell design would exceed the budget allowance, so it was back to the drawing board to try and think outside the box and reduce the cost. The design ended up as just that, a concept of a simple box, just like opening the lid to a music box, the sound box opens its sides revealing a space within where music and performances can be viewed.