To boost film production in Calgary, Calgary Economic Development has built a new state of the art film studio that rivals film centres in Vancouver and Toronto. We were brought in to help the design team build the facility. The project includes three large independent studios that are adjacent to each other using steel or precast concrete – neither of which are ideal for acoustical separation. Having prior experience designing Pinewood Studios in Toronto helped us come up with creative approaches to ensure optimal performance in these new studios. Specific solutions were to optimize and enhance the wall and ceiling assemblies to provide the necessary level of isolation for the surrounding environment. Mechanical design recommendations were also developed that ensure that the background sound levels remain at a minimum in this venue. Now open, this high-end film studio has proven to help Calgary’s film industry and the City of Calgary at large.
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