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Features and Amenities

  • Broadcast facilities (CKUA Radio)
  • Recording studio spaces, including Rolling Stones Mobile Studio
  • Acoustic and electronic sound labs
  • Distance learning education center and classrooms
  • Live music venue
  • Home of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Collection
  • Cafe and retail space

Space Breakdown

  • Five stories across nine interlocking towers
  • 160,000 square feet of new construction, total
  • 22, 000 square feet of exhibition galleries
  • 4,000-square-foot, 300-seat recital hall

A home for music in Canada

Studio Bell represents an exciting partnership between NMC and Bell, Canada’s largest communications company. This partnership supports 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

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
850 4 Street SE Calgary

 

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Studio Bell webcam

Watch the construction of Studio Bell as it progresses step-by-step

Statement by Brad Cloepfil

Inspired by the light, landscape and geography of the northern prairie, Studio Bell was created to amplify the rich history and future possibilities of Canadian music. The building aspires to create a sense of wonder and mystery, inspiring the visitor to explore. Nine separate towers rise five floors above the street, each resonating with music and activity. The building is alive with the life of music throughout its exhibition, recording, editing, performance and education spaces.

An exciting architectural 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

Who supports Studio Bell?

Emergence of a new Calgary

Studio Bell 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

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.

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An international hub for music

AWA Project Team

  • Brad Cloepfil, Principal and Lead Designer
  • Kyle Lommen, Principal in Charge
  • Chelsea Grassinger, Project Manager
  • Daniel Richmond, Dan Koch, Project Architects

Project Team

  • Kasian Architecture, Calgary–Associate Architect
  • CANA Construction, Calgary–General Contractor
  • Haley Sharpe Design–Exhibition Design
  • Fisher Dachs Associates–Theater Design
  • RJC– Structural Engineering
  • SMP–Electrical Engineering
  • Stantec–Mechanical Engineering
  • JaffeHolden–Acoustics & A/V Design
  • Royal Tichelaar Makkum–Tile Design
  • St. Joseph Media–Exhibition Content Design
  • Pilchner Schoustal International Inc.–Recording Studio Design

Visit Studio Bell

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre is now open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am – 5 pm.

Studio Bell rentals

We have flexible spaces to accommodate groups from 30 to 300 for almost every practical purpose you can throw at us.

NMC's collection and exhibitions

Take a sneak peak in the heart of Studio Bell and explore the National Music Centre's collection and exhibitions.

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