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StageOne Sound

Lane Cove, NSW

Shortlisted for IDEA Awards, 2009

Photographer: Anthony Fretwell

BigCity Design was commissioned to undertake the planning, design and project management of this industry-recognised, landmark project, for STAGEONE SOUND.

STAGEONE SOUND, a Deluxe company, is one of only eight Dolby “Premier Class” accredited studios globally and the largest sound mixing stage in the country.  It was designed to accommodate film director, Baz Luhrmann’s specific requirements for the movie, Australia.

STAGEONE SOUND has gone on to host productions by George Miller, Jane Campion, Peter Weir and many others.

  • Completed in 2008
  • Shortlisted for IDEA Awards, 2009
  • Dolby “Premier Class” Accreditation, 2009
  • Specialist sound post-production, mixing stage and associated studio facilities.
  • 1000 sqm
  • One year to complete

idea awards ‘09

Shortlisted in category Commercial under 1000m2

“STAGEONE SOUND, a specialist sound post-production facility for the movie and television industry, was designed to achieve the ‘Dolby Premier’ standard of acoustic accreditation, one of only eight facilities in the world to do so.

As an antidote to the long hours of work spent in dark technical rooms, glazed infills were inserted into existing roller-shutter openings, flooding the front of house with daylight.  Lighting levels diminish further into the technical spaces.

The technical/industrial nature of film making is reflected in such elements as the ‘internal avenue’, created using exposed steel beams and posts, reminiscent of an empty industrial street at night.”