Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre

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Studio Bell is home to the National Music Centre (NMC), a national cultural organization devoted to amplifying a love, sharing, and understanding of music.

Studio Bell represents an exciting partnership between NMC and Bell, Canada’s largest communications company. This partnership will support NMC’s vision to connect with music lovers across Canada and to create an international hub for music and technology.

Studio Bell is NOW OPEN!

Until July 31: Monday to Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Starting August 1: Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

850 4 Street SE Calgary, AB T2G 1R1

 

What’s Inside Studio Bell?

  • 300-seat performance hall
  • Multiple reception areas
  • Broadcast facilities and CKUA Radio
  • Media centre and classrooms
  • Rosso Coffee Roasters and NMC shop
  • National Music Centre collection and exhibitions

The Studio Bell project reflects the emergence of a new Calgary. The ambitious design by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture was inspired by instrument design and echoes the Canadian landscape. This award-winning project is considered one of the most exciting architectural projects occurring in the world right now.


Interview with Brad Cloepfil – lead architect on the Studio Bell project 


“It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’m thrilled to be involved in the project. A building like this has never been built before.”

–Gary Duke, project manager

 

NMC Collections and Programming include:

  • 22 exhibition stages about music in Canada and the power of music
  • The Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection, and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
  • Artifact conservation and restoration workshops
  • King Eddy Hotel, a historic live music venue
  • Acoustic and electronic Soundlabs
  • Artist in Residence program
  • Three recording studio spaces, including the Rolling Stones Mobile Recording Studio

Construction Webcam

Watch construction of the new building as it progresses step-by-step

Our Team

Architecture

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1994, Allied Works Architecture is a leader in the design of cultural institutions in North America. Brad Cloepfil and his team are bringing a flavor of innovative architecture to Calgary that hasn’t been seen before — creating a building that is a destination in and of itself. They are working with local architecture firm Kasian Architecture.

Exhibits

For over 20 years, Haley Sharpe Design has continued to create award-winning interpretive, interactive exhibits in North America. Haley Sharpe brings a level of experience, expertise, creativity and innovation to the National Music Centre project that will ensure an experience that inspires.

Construction

Since 1969 CANA has completed more than $2 billion of construction management projects building strong relationships with design partners and subtrades. Led by John Simpson, CANA is a member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies.

The Studio Bell Building Leadership Team

NMC has assembled a team of internal experts at the staff and board level that are guiding NMC through the multitude of details that go with building an exceptional project.

Andrew Mosker
President and CEO

Charlie Fischer
NMC Board Member
Chair, Building Committe

Construction Photos

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

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    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – May 2016

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – May 2016

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – September 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – June 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – February 2014

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

  • NMC Construction Site – December 2013

    Photo credit: George Webber Photography

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