'Contagious' Design on the Silver Screen
Another tvsdesign project selected as a filming location for the major motion picture, 'Contagion'.
Released in theaters this fall, Contagion is the newest movie to highlight a building designed by Atlanta‐based architecture and interior design firm, tvsdesign.
The movie, which follows overlapping plotlines that converge amidst an outbreak of a previously unseen virus and the rush to contain it, was filmed partially at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Building 19, the Tom R. Harkin Global Communications Center appears in the movie as a backdrop to A‐list Hollywood actors including Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Laurence Fishburne and Gwenyth Paltrow.
"Production companies spend a great deal of time and money to select appropriate settings to augment a movie's message, sense of reality and ultimately its success." said Robert Balke, AIA, LEED® AP, principal of the Design for Learning and Cultural Arts studios at tvsdesign. "The fact that 10 buildings developed by tvsdesign have shown up in major motion pictures speaks to their design authenticity, quality and public appeal. These buildings clearly convey their function and are the accepted reality that makes the actor's craft more credible."
CDC Building 19, named for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin is one of four buildings designed by tvsdesign at CDC. The others are: Building 20, Office Building and Lifestyle Facility; Building 21, named for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter ; and Building 24,
Administrative Offices. For all buildings, tvsdesign was responsible for both architecture and interior design.