Week 88: Picture perfect

July 19, 2016


Given the immense size of the new Centre for Arts and Culture, there is adequate space for not only purpose-built rooms, but entire suites dedicated to specific arts and disciplines. These areas will allow students to fully immerse themselves in learning experiences, and explore and discover every corner of their craft. Crews are currently working on one such area dedicated to photography.

The photography suite is made up of three studios, four video editing suites, a darkroom and a photography classroom, enabling students to learn, shoot, edit, develop and critique all in one area. The studios are especially striking—standing at a two storey height and featuring coved bases (a curvature seamlessly connecting floor to wall), once finished they will appear almost endless in height, opening up boundless possibilities for aspiring photographers. There is a dressing room adjacent to the studios, encouraging students to experience working with live models in their shoots. The editing suites will allow students to fully bring their ideas to life and to master the latest industry tools and technology. Learning and perfecting their craft in such a comprehensive setting will give students the confidence and technical skills to turn their passion into a career.

Last week, crews also continued work on catwalk steel installation in the proscenium theatre as well as ceiling framing and rough-ins in the black box theatre control room.

Fast Facts:

  • Average manpower for the week was 329 workers.
  • 14,793 m3 of concrete has been poured to date.

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