Adelaide Hills, Australia
Soundspacedesign's first bushfire recovery project under the auspices of the Architects Assist project is now in council for development approval.
On the 20th of December 2019, Annandale Estate was severely damaged by the Cudlee Creek fire that raged through Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. Losses included an old stable building, the remaining structure of which became the conceptual starting point for a new masterplan that would create a fresh sense of place and hospitality separate to the existing homestead which had originally been replanned to include a cellar door.
By creating a large level grass terrace under impressive River Red Gum trees, the orthogonality of the original homestead which faces due South was maintained, and
the new Wedding Venue creates a courtyard sheltered from the prevailing wind.
A north facing balcony overlooks the vineyards and olive grove to the north, whereas
the events terrace overlooks the beautiful pasture and dam below ~ an ideal location
for weddings and events in all of Australia.
The new Venue building relates in scale to the refurbished cellar door building by observing
the existing eaves height and through a continuity of Ironstone Colourbond cladding.
The new Venue building levitates off the new landscaped terrace allowing for a cellar beneath it.
A vestibule complete with wood fireplace welcomes guests and acts as an acoustic
air-lock in order to prevent acoustic spill during after hours functions.