Wallimage-Enterprises in Pole position

  • 27.08.2010

A few steps from the hypercenter of Liège, Le Pôle Image will be next to the remarkable Mediacité complex, whose commercial part occupies 6.5 ha on the banks of the Dérivation (a branch of the Meuse well known to the people of Liège), but also houses the new RTBF Center, under construction.
The Pôle Image de Liège will be centered on an ex-industrial site that has been skilfully rehabilitated by the architect Gil Honoré of theAtelier AIUD. Designed as a “business hall”, it will be composed of offices and meeting rooms, of course, but also of an HD projection room, a Dolby sound mixing studio and a modular set for television and film use. Add a reception area and a cafeteria that can host cocktails or receptions, and you will reach a total surface of 24,000 m² that is devilishly attractive for all those involved in the production chain, in fiction or animation, from the script to digital distribution in theaters.

As stated in the Echo The arrival of Wallimage has a certain logic: this public fund is intended to provide aid to producers who shoot in Wallonia and who therefore use local audiovisual companies. Not without success: each film supported by Wallimage spends on average 3 times more in the local audiovisual industry than what the Region has injected. The Pôle Image currently brings together half a dozen companies: sound studio (Sonicville), animation (Nozon), digital cinema (XDC) and soon Sonuma (RTBF archives), with negotiations underway with seven other companies.”

To be continued…