National Music Centre Featured in The Wall Street Journal and Leading Design Publications
Canada’s newest national arts institution continues to receive strong recognition in the design press as well as in major news outlets. This week, Studio Bell, home of National Music Centre of Canada was published in The Wall Street Journal [paid Subscription required] in a feature by Julie Iovine. The article praises Allied Works’ deft handling of form and material, as well as the realization of an institution that merges the unique history of Canada’s music with the incomparable beauty and light of the Northern Great Plains. While the NMC is a symbol of Calgary’s coming-of-age as a cultural destination, the architecture amplifies, rather than detracts from the experience of the collection. Iovine states: "The National Music Centre has organic form without being literal; craftsmanship without fussy details. Instead, it offers spatial generosity and a spirit of wonder without stealing the show."
In recent weeks, the Centre has also been featured in significant architecture and design publications including Architectural Digest and Architectural Record,Architizer, and *Wallpaper, in which the Centre was hailed as a “Musical Revelation” by Hasani Dithers.