Transforming two huge airline hangars on a former Coast Guard base in Novato, California, this massive internal project was designed for an intensely collaborative and highly creative 3D film studio and office environment. The project was conceived as a loop to provide a sense of procession around the core of the building, allowing members of the various artistic and production teams to constantly engage with each other. At 60,000 square feet each, the design adds a second floor, through which strategically located curvilinear voids allow the experience of the vast height of the hangar from the ground level. A presentation system surrounding these openings dynamically communicates project information, facilitating the working sessions and enhancing visual interest. A motion capture studio, model shop, executive area and theater are all part of the program.
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