Ocean Front

The title “Reflections on Music and Life” is a literal description of the idea of the work. Located at one of England’s more striking natural phenomena; Morecambe Bay is a tidal estuary with extensive mud flats. As the tide recedes a vast area of sandy mud is revealed as a flat reflective surface. The roof and façade of the Music venue extends this reflective surface. The phenomenon is extended onto the work; what ever natural image is reflected by the mud will be reflected by the building.The Midland Hotel is one of the resorts “thoroughly modern” landmarks and curves to embrace the view of the Bay. This planning geometry is used as a context for the work; the venue’s auditoria are curved to fit the landform.
Market rate housing is included and arranged in the fragmented volumes above the venue to take advantage of the stunning views of the Lake District beyond the Bay.

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