A landmark building in Bergen, and a world class hub for innovation and science for the media industry and the University of Bergen.
In September 2017 TV2, NRK, Vizrt, The University of Bergen (Dept. of Information Science and Media Studies), Bergens Tidende and Bergensavisen will co-locate under the same roof in Lars Hillesgt in the city centre of Bergen. Media City Bergen™, encompassing more than 45,000 square meters, will be the workplace for 1200 people within the media industry.
MCB will launch the world’s most exciting media lab for cutting edge innovation and research, with a special focus on media technology. MCB will host as well a greenhouse for entrepreneurship and business development. Also several other media technology companies working in a variety of fields – from 3D, animation, games, film and music, to mobile, app development, drones and sensor technology – will call MCB home. The effect? A hub for launching new worldclass media companies and driving job creation throughout the region.
Media City Bergen™ will not be a traditional office building. With a massive digital screen on the wall outside, and the open and welcoming atrium inside, this will be a vibrant meeting place – not only for the industry but for the people of Bergen. A variety of events will be held here – from live broadcasts, debates and interviews to student pitches. The building will also house restaurants and coffee bars, also open to all visitors.
Entra, one of Norway’s leading real estate companies and an Industry leader in developing and managing energy efficient buildings, is building Media City Bergen™. The architects are MAD arkitekter. Together they are creating a landmark building that stands out as an icon in the city as well as in the global media landscape.
Media City Bergen™ will be a resource not just for those who work inside its walls but MCB will also serve as a science park for the media cluster at large – at last count, consisting of over 80 members. Together MCB and the cluster will serve as a leading international hub for media and technology innovation.
This information comes from the website of Bergen Media City.