Mel’s Cité du Cinéma
Address: 1777 rue Carrie-Derick, Montréal
Completion date: 2002
Building area: 250,000 sq.ft.
Contract: Fixed price
Mel's Cité du Cinéma is located in Montreal's Technoparc and houses film production studios, workshop spaces, a warehouse, dressing rooms, and offices.
The initial project involved the construction of studios and office space and a subsequent expansion. Mel returned to Broccolini for the construction of a second building also followed by a possible further expansion. Broccolini fast tracked these challenging projects to meet the client's schedule constraints. Some major motion picture films produced at this Quebec entertainment institution are "The Score" starring Robert De Niro, "The Bone Collector" with Angelina Jolie, and "Driven" starring Sylvester Stallone.
The film sets for this film producer/distributor include acoustically neutral corridors for the 6 studios, all the connecting workshops, the warehouse and dressing rooms. Built on a landfill site, the spaces feature structural floor slabs and an exhaust gas ventilation system.
With a surface area of 30,000 sq.ft and 50 ft. of vertical clearance, this studio is among the largest in Canada.
- Structural floor slabs
- Exhaust gas ventilation system
- 50 ft. vertical clearance
- 30,000 sq.-ft. surface area
- Expansion project