Canadian Performing Arts Centre to Open in 2011

2 June 2010 (Last Updated June 2nd, 2010 18:30)

The new $36.2m Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, will open in 2011. Designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects and Halcrow Yolles, the centre includes a 730-seat main stage auditorium with a six-storey fly tower and a 225-seat studio theatre. T

The new $36.2m Burlington Performing Arts Centre in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, will open in 2011.

Designed by Diamond and Schmitt Architects and Halcrow Yolles, the centre includes a 730-seat main stage auditorium with a six-storey fly tower and a 225-seat studio theatre.

The scheme will have a 50m-long, double-height galleria lobby featuring structural steel, hollow-tube columns clad with glass.

The auditorium features a 150-seat cantilevered balcony comprising five structural steel trusses stabilised with structural steel cross trusses.

Extensive vibration studies were performed on the balcony to ensure it is within building code perceptibility limits, according to dcnonl.com.

Bird Construction is the general contractor while Tresman Steel Industries erected the galleria and deep trusses that support the main auditorium.