Populous, a single of the consultants performing on a masterplan to redevelop Manchester United’s Previous Trafford ground, has launched a professional audiovisual and acoustics style company.

The organization, which not too long ago secured setting up authorization for its Madison Sq. Garden Sphere amusement location in Stratford, east London, has set up Working experience Studios with Mark Murphy and Kevin Luckhurst.

Murphy and Luckurst labored with Populous on the style and design and procedure of the O2 Arena and Wimbledon Centre Court docket, as effectively as on the 2012 Olympic Stadium and the new Spurs stadium.


Populous mentioned Knowledge Studios would use its experience to influence the architecture of venues at an early stage to “ensure the actual physical spaces are optimised for spectator encounter by means of audiovisual and acoustic installations”.

It claimed venues would be “primed” to achieve audiences beyond their “architectural footprint”, and that the agency would force the boundaries of know-how to “create excellent, immersive, and in the end memorable experiences”.


Christopher Lee, Populous’ controlling director for Europe, the Center East and Africa, stated: “For Populous, it’s all about holistic style, getting the ideal men and women for the job and giving our purchasers a entire and personalized design and style deal.”

Populous and Working experience Studios are at present doing the job together on the audiovisual, broadcast, and acoustic style and design for the 20,000-capability MUCcc Arena in Munich, which will be Germany’s initially local climate-neutral arena.

Populous is direct architect for the undertaking, for consumer SWMUNICH True Estate, which acquired the backing of Freising City Council in April.