|Gannawarra Shire Council
The Gannawarra Shire Council determined a need for a shelter to be constructed to service the community and visitors of Kerang.
This multi-purpose performance shelter would be required to host performances and events, being located in in Kerang along the Murray River in Victoria.
The design would need to reflect the styles of existing buildings within the Kerang township including the Cohuna Gateway Visitor Centre.
The design would need to pay homage to the local area, using local materials and resources where possible.
ASCO was contracted to design, manufacture and install the bespoke shelter.
Where possible, local trades and services were utilised to assist with the installation process.
A complexity to this project was the remote locations, organisation was paramount as there were no hardware stores within close proximity.
The performance shelter wouldn’t be used all year round, so it needed to be multi-functional. ASCO recommended the use of portable staging. This meant that when there are no events, the staging can easily be disassembled and stored, allowing the shelter to be used for other purposes.
The project was completed in 2015 and involved approximately 6 months of design, fabrication and construction works to deliver the structure.
The result was a shelter with a stage that could be used for outdoor performances.