Video: This is the Building That Will Redefine Calgary

Move over Toronto, there’s a new “Centre of the Universe.”

And it’s in Calgary.

Studio Bell, home of the new National Music Centre (NMC), is heading into its final year of construction. What began in 2013 as an ambitious dream, will soon become a reality, putting both Canada’s musical legacy and the city of Calgary on a pedestal like never before.


Studio Bell’s award-winning design was inspired by resonant instrument vessels and the natural Canadian landscape, and is considered one of the most exciting cultural projects occurring in the world right now.

Simply put, when the $191 million, 160,000 square foot, East Village magnum opus of architecture and design opens in the summer of 2016, it will be a must-visit destination not only for Calgarians and Canadians, but also for the rest of the globe.

Much more than a museum, NMC will be a place for music in Canada to call home with education programs, interactive exhibitions, live performances, and much, much more.

And you can be a part of it.

By donating to NMC’s Cornerstones Project, you’ll get the chance to – quite literally – mark your place in both its past and its future. Since breaking ground on Studio Bell, NMC has carefully reassembled the historic King Eddy Hotel, and with a $250 contribution you’ll be able to engrave a brick with a personal message that will be featured on the Cornerstones Wall inside the restored building.

Not a bad way to make your mark on music in this country.

So donate today, play your part, and get ready for the building that’s going to rock both a city and a country. Check out the video below for even more inspiration: