Canadian National Music Centre Designs Unveiled

23 June 2011 (Last Updated June 23rd, 2011 18:30)

Cantos Music Foundation has unveiled the designs of the $136m National Music Centre to be constructed in Calgary, Canada. The facility has been designed by US-based Allied Works Architecture. The 41,000m² facility will house a music hall of fame, several galleries, perf

Cantos Music Foundation has unveiled the designs of the $136m National Music Centre to be constructed in Calgary, Canada.

The facility has been designed by US-based Allied Works Architecture.

The 41,000m² facility will house a music hall of fame, several galleries, performance spaces, recording and artist-in-residence studios and a radio studio.

The body of the building will be formed by 11 towers.

Tile-clad concrete walls of the building will rise in subtle curves that merge, part and intertwine modelled by light, gravity and acoustics.

A total of C$81m has been raised for the facility with federal, provincial and local governments pledging C$75m and private sources pledging C$6m.

The National Music Centre is scheduled to open in 2014.