Design Guide: Band Training Facilities
noise. Audiences are accommodated in the paved serv-
door access through a six-foot opening is provided from
ice yard and the grassy sloped area beyond. The Drill Area
Storage to the Main Rehearsal Room and the Loading
Dock, where the heaviest large instrument and equipment
is just behind this service yard, readily accessible from
movement takes place. As in the 45 person design, Instru-
the Loading Dock.
ment Repair is accommodated at a long work table, with
Several other outdoor spaces are defined by the blocks
sink and storage, in a space separated by wire-mesh
of the building: The Entry Court between the Office block
from the Unit Supply Room. Storage is a separate, closed
and the Group Practice/Unit Supply wing provides an
room, designed for highest security, with a wire-mesh
attractive approach to the facility. The recreation terrace
partition for visibility from Unit Supply.
outside the Day Area is framed partly by the Individual
Practice block and the landscaping. Parking for all band-
8. Outdoor Spaces and Site Design (see Figure 6-6).
members is provided beyond the Storage/Mechanical wing
The Loading Dock is designed as an ample outdoor perfor-
of the building, sharing a vehicular drive with the Loading
mance stage, with a reflective backdrop of the framing
walls of the building, which also shield the area from street
Dock and Mechanical Space service access.