Portugal will have Europe’s first Green Movie Studio with Tage Studios investing € 200 million in Palmela, that is located south of Lisbon.
The Tage Studios project will develop what is set to become Europe’s first sustainable movie studio by 2025 according to The Hollywood Reporter. The innovative project will be developed by David Hallyday, the son of famous French singer Johnny Hallyday.
What is set to become Europe’s and maybe the world’s first eco-friendly filming studio will have soundstage facilities with photovoltaic panels as well as rainwater recovery and re-use. Moreover, the landscaping will be designed to preserve local biodiversity and the construction materials will be locally sourced and recycled with plans to recycle at least 85% of construction waste.
While major European studio facilities, like London’s Pinewood and Studio Babelsberg outside Berlin, are trying to retrofit their facilities to be more eco-friendly, Tage Studios is among the very first to be designed as a green project. Once complete, the facility will also be Europe’s largest in terms of studio space.
Tage Studios chose Portugal because it is the California of Europe, with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year, and because the Portuguese government has set ambitious goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase the use of renewable energy.
According to Claire Havet, the project manager of Tage Studios, “Lisbon was named the Green Capital of Europe in 2020. We’ve been fully supported by the Portuguese government, who have declared our studio to be of national interest.”
Article originally posted by: Portugal Business News: