Shannon Architects

Northern Sound System

The Northern Sound System is a community based music facility with an emphasis on Youth.

The City of Playford required the development of a robust music performance venue, rehearsal, recording and practice spaces suited for use on a hire basis where appropriate.  All facilities are contained within the major portion of a former basket ball stadium.

Concepts create an internal “alley scape”  through the creation of ceiling less circulation spaces within the existing building.  Angular forms emphasise this character as well as providing the required acoustic performance.

Design concepts build upon a hard edge “grunge” theme, the “black box” and incorporate a music based external motif based on Nirvanna’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.