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sunken garden. The other shell faces the beach and forms a more intimate structure as a shelter for listening to the sounds of the sea or for enter- tainers to perform facing the promenade. The £100,000 budget for the Acoustic Shells prohibited the form of a more traditional band- stand: a large elevated platform, open sides, and an acoustically reflective soffit and roof. This project chose to unify the architectural compo- nents of the brief—floor, walls, structure, roof— into a single entity that would reduce materials, complexity, and cost. A traditional timber structure Stage (Photo courtesy Flanagan Lawrence) Shelter (Photo courtesy Flanagan Lawrence) Shelter (Photo courtesy Flanagan Lawrence) Detail (Photo courtesy Flanagan Lawrence) Shotcrete • Winter 2015 17


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