National Music Centre
- CLIENT: NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
- LOCATION: CALGARY, ALBERTA
- BUILDING AREA: 160,000 SF
- PROJECT COST: $147,000,000
- COMPLETION: MARCH 2016
- CONTRACT TYPE: CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
The new National Music Centre (NMC) is an initiative of the Cantos Music Festival, The City of Calgary, The Province of Alberta, The Government of Canada and several Calgary based philanthropists. The NMC is an entirely new cultural institution dedicated to the music of Canada in all of its forms. It is at once museum, performance hall, interactive music education center, recording studio and broadcast center. Sited opposite the Stampede Grounds in Calgary’s historic East Village, the new NMC, along with the restored King Eddy Hotel, will catalyze the future redevelopment of the district.
The exhibitions will explore instruments and objects that will tell the stories of music in Canada in a dynamic and engaging ways. Duke Evans inc. are providing. Music education will deliver an evolution of music technology over time for all ages. Artistic incubation will be enhanced through Artist-in-Residence studios. Performance will be facilitated by a 300 seat adaptable performance theatre, 7 days live music at the King Eddy, and opportunities for pop up music throughout the NMC.