Studio Bell Calgary
Allied Works Architecture designed the new headquarters of the National Music Center in Calgary, Canada. This striking building has since been renamed Studio Bell in honour of its chief sponsor. Working closely with the architect, Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum developed two groups of glazes in semi-matt graphite and bronze for industrial tiles measuring
34 x 14,8 cm to be fitted in an aluminum frame. You can follow the installation online via NMC building project.
The enterprise heralds the emergence of a new Calgary. The ambitious design by Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture was inspired by the sheen and colour of musical instruments and mirrors the Canadian landscape. This prize-winning project is seen by many as one of the most exceptional architectonic developments currently taking place world-wide. With work progressing according to schedule, the official opening is planned for 2016.
A container full of glazed façade panels will leave Makkum for Canada every week until some 200.000 have been supplied.
Koninklijke Tichelaar Makkum has very positive memories of its past association with Brad Cloepfil dating back to the realization of the Museum of Art & Design in New York.