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26.04.2017

Veech X Veech Wins Set of the Year Award

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VXV Wins Set of the Year Award – Veech x Veech

April 26, 2017 Las Vegas, USA

VXV´s Al Jazeera Media Network Studio was awarded Best TV Set of the Year by NewscastStudio; the international trade publication for television creative professionals.

Stuart A. Veech, Creative Director at Veech X Veech, states: “It is a great honor to receive the prestigious NewscastStudio award for one of the most challenging projects in our company history; creating both the bespoke architectural building as well as the broadcast media studio, and working with Al Jazeera, to develop a new architectural visual branding for Doha and London locations.”

Ramzan Alnoimi, Director of Network Creative, thanked those who contributed to the design and execution of Studio 14, which was implemented within the framework of developing the comprehensive visual brand of the network. “This win is the fruit of collective effort exerted by the news and programs departments, and Technology and Projects divisions; in addition to a large number of colleagues who worked day and night before the project was completed and equipped with the latest technical technologies in the TV industry,” said Alnoimi.

NewscastStudio was founded in 2003 as SetStudio and became NewscastStudio in 2008 when coverage expanded to include motion graphics, lighting, music and more.

NewscastStudio’s Set of the Year competition was launched in 2009. It honors the very best in scenic design for television news, sports and entertainment programming, along with lighting design and augmented reality.

link: http://www.newscaststudio.com/2017/04/24/set-of-the-year-2016-winners/

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15.04.2017

Veech X Veech Wallpaper* May 2017 Issue

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VXV is presented in the Wallpaper* May 2017 issue with an article on their art studio located in the hills outside of Vienna. Interviewed by Jonathan Bell, Wallpaper* architecture editor, the text provides an insight into the story behind the designing the site specific atelier and sculpture garden for Vadim Kosmatschof and Elena Koneff over a 10-year period. link: http://veechxveech.com/project/architecture/artist-studio-hohe-wand/

 

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31.03.2017

Mascha Veech – Kosmatschof @Princeton

Princeton_Zaha Pedagogy as Pratice Symposium

Mascha Veech-Kosmatschof was invited by Princeton University to participant in a symposium entitled “Zaha Hadid – Pedagogy as Practice.” Princeton University School of Architecture will host a conference to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Zaha Hadid’s passing. The conference will focus on her pedagogy as an integral part of her practice, tracing its evolution from her formative years at the Architectural Association, London to her years at Harvard, Columbia, Yale and the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Zaha Hadid: Pedagogy as Practice is organised jointly by Monica Ponce de Leon and Tina di Carlo with WDA at Princeton, including Emma Benintende, Kate Chiu, Leen Katrib and Laura Salazar. Participants include:

Nicholas Boyarsky, Nigel Coates, Markus Dochantschi, Kar Hwa Ho, Mariana Ibanez, Charles Jencks, Greg Lynn, Brian Ma Siy, Wolf Prix, Hannes Schafelner, Patrik Schumacher, Mascha Veech – Kosmatschof, Madelon Vriesendorp, Alex Wall, Mark Wigley, Michael Wolfson

https://soa.princeton.edu/pedagogyaspractice

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31.03.2017

VXV Designs Franz Grabner Award

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VXV is pleased to present their special design award to highlight the inaugural Franz Grabner Award ceremony which took place today at the Diagonale Film Festival in Graz, Austria. The award was established to commemorate his career collaboration with and supporting the documentary film industry. Franz was a not only a close friend but a special collaborator with VXV on projects, such as, die Box, kreuz und quer, K4 – Künstlerhaus, etc. spanning over 20 years. We greatly appreciate the efforts made by the Diagonale, AAFP, Film Austria and ORF for providing the foundation for this initiative. Philip Veech created the visual communication design package, event poster, and 3d award design.

link: http://www.diagonale.at/franzgrabnerpreis

 

 

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15.03.2017

VXV New Conference Table Production

 

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VXV´s design for a 42-person conference table is currently under construction and a preview of the steel construction frame provides a glimpse behind the scenes….stay tuned

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07.03.2017

Veech x Veech finalist for Promax Europe 2017 Award

VXV has been shortlisted for the PROMAX-BDA Award 2017 in Amsterdam with two projects for Al Jazeera following up being a finalist also in 2016 with the ORF Sports Studio. https://promaxbda.org

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20.11.2016

News Grid Interactive News Program is Launched

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Have a look at AJE NewsGrid: Al Jazeera’s first interactive news hour being broadcasted from the new Network Studio Building in Doha.

YouTube link: Al Jazeera News Grid

 

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01.11.2016

VXV Launches Doha Projects

Veech-x-Veech-Al-Jazeera-Newsroom-Doha_openerIn recognition of their 20th Anniversary, Al Jazeera Media Network launched two near VXV designed projects located at their Doha HQ. The first is a 1100sqm multifunctional Newsroom and Studio for their flagship AJA channel, as well as, a new cutting edge architectural design and studio design for the Network Studio to be used by both the AJA & AJE channels.

 

 

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01.11.2016

Al Jazeera Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Al Jazeera Media Network in Doha, Qatar celebrated their 20th Anniversary with a large scale event attended Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and the Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani with former first lady Sheika Moza bint Nasser, as well as the Prime Minister and other dignitaries. Al Jazeera first went on air on Nov. 1, 1996 in the form of an Arabic television channel. The English-language 24-hours news station Al Jazeera English followed in Nov. 2006. VXV has worked with Al Jazeera since 2010 developing a new architectural and design language highlighted by the launching of their new London HQ located in the landmark Shard Tower.

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Cr7tdd1ar8

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01.10.2016

VXV Invited to RBB Newsroom Pitch

VXV was invited by RBB – Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg to present a new design vision for their Newsroom located in Berlin and are awaiting a final decision.

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01.06.2016

VXV to Design ORF Paris Studio

VXV has been invited to design ORF´s UEFA Euro 2016 Studio – Paris from June 10 – July 10, 2017 The design continues the new design strategy implemented in the main sports studio which launched in 2014. (see http://veechxveech.com/project/broadcast-studios/orf-sports-studio/)

 

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01.05.2016

Veech x Veech “Die Inszenierung des Raums” talk – Salzburg

Stuart A. Veech will give a talk entitled “Die Inszenierung des Raums – Synergy between Media and Architecture” on May 10th, 2016 at 18:30 in the Panzerhalle – Salzburg

Address: Siezenheimerstraße 39a-d, 5020 Salzburg – http://www.panzerhalle.at

 

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08.04.2016

VXV to Design New Conference Facility

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3d Printed Design Study Models

ORF has approved a VXV design for their new Board of Directors conference facilities in their Vienna HQ.The 500sqm layout includes two multimedia lounge areas and a meeting room highlighted by a custom oval-shaped table for their 42-person management team. Completion is expected to be in Fall 2017. Stay tuned

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10.02.2016

Veech x Veech finalist for Promax Europe 2016 Award

ORF Champions League Studio is a finalist for the PROMAX 2016 Award Set Design to be announced on March 15, 2016 in Barcelona Link to Promax Europe Awards https://www.promaxbda.org/awards/current-awards/promaxbda-europe-awards-2016

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01.01.2016

ORF News Magazine Studio Launch

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Veech x Veech has designed a new multifunctional architecture for a series of five news magazine television formats for ORF which will be aired starting on Jan. 7th, 2016.

Each of the program formats (“heute konkret”,“thema”, “REPORT”, “WELTJournal / WELTJournal +” and “ECO”) manifests its own highly specific character, embodied in and supported by the different spatial perspectives produced by combinations of the three modules in conjunction with individualized colour palettes, CI elements, light choreographies and animated graphics.

Stuart A. Veech, Creative Director of Veech x Veech, explains: “The challenge was to create modular frames that could be easily re-positioned, enabling the transformation of the spatial configurations with a minimal set of moves and maximizing dynamic camera compositions whilst reducing the time required to set up the individual studio situations.”
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10.09.2015

Veech x Veech Designs New ORF Champions League Sports Studio

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Veech x Veech has designed a new flagship sports studio that sets a new benchmark in responding to the challenges of high-definition broadcasting, pushing the boundaries of the seamless integration of media technology into a physical studio environment to create a high-resolution, luminous space.

The new studio will start live on September 15, 2015

http://veechxveech.com/project/broadcast-studios/orf-sport-studio/

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01.09.2015

Veech x Veech designs for Stiegl their high-end outdoor 3d branding signage system beginning in October, 2015

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01.09.2015

Veech x Veech at London Design Festival

Stuart A. Veech – Creative Director @VXV & Patrick Bedeau – Al Jazeera Media Network Creative Director will give a tour of the AJMN Broadcast Facility in the Shard Tower on Saturday September 19th, 2015. The design of the new Al Jazeera Media Network broadcast office and studio facility is a successful collaboration between and Veech X Veech, as designers of the broadcast news studio and adjacent newsroom work environment and John McAslan + Partners, as interior designers of the office.
The new studio has set a benchmark for global TV design, a test-bed pushing the limits of what is possible. Locating all departments and services on a single floor has enabled the design teams to develop innovative uses of space and create a more efficient and pleasant working environment, like nothing else in the TV news industry.

 

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31.08.2015

Enzyklopädie der Medien Band 1 – Prof. Peter Weibel

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Veech X Veech is featured in the publication “Architecture and Information – The Newsrooms from Veech x Veech” from the Enzyklopädie der Medien Band 1 by Professor Peter Weibel – Director at the ZKM – Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe with Hajte Cantz Publishers
Link to ZKM: http://zkm.de/en
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22.07.2015

Veech x Veech showcased at the MAMM – Multimedia Art Musuem Moscow

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The poetic multimedia installation „Migrating Cities“ of Veech x Veech is being on show at the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow as an essential part of the exhibition „ ANTARCTICA. History. Antarctopia“. The exhibition will run from 24 July till 6 September 2015 and brings together leading international architects and artists to explore present and future models of living with Antarctica.

http://www.mamm-mdf.ru/en/exhibitions/antarctica

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22.06.2015

Veech x Veech Shortlisted for WIF Award in Singapore

Veech x Veech´s Al Jazeera Media Network Broadcast Studio located in the London Shard Tower was recently shortlisted by World Festival of Interiors for INSIDE Festival Award in the category: Creative Re-use.
The award ceremony will take place on November 5th in Singapore. Stay tuned.

https://www.insidefestival.com/content/creative-re-use-0?search_id=40

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15.06.2015

Veech x Veech designs a new outdoor signage branding for the Austrian Lottery starting in September 2015

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05.06.2015

Veech x Veech wins Silver at the International Design Award – USA

The design of the new Al Jazeera Media Network broadcast office and studio facility is a successful collaboration between and Veech X Veech, as designers of the broadcast news studio and adjacent newsroom work environment and John McAslan + Partners, as interior designers of the office. The new studio has set a benchmark for global TV design, a test-bed pushing the limits of what is possible.

Locating all departments and services on a single floor has enabled the design teams to develop innovative uses of space and create a more efficient and pleasant working environment, like nothing else in the TV news industry.

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03.06.2015

Veech x Veech designs the OPEC 6th International Seminar

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Veech x Veech designs the OPEC 6th International Seminar in Vienna on 3−4 June 2015

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will host its 6th International Seminar at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria, on 3−4 June 2015. The theme of the event is “Petroleum — An Engine for Global Development”.

“The Seminar will examine a range of important energy issues with presentations by Ministers, oil company executives, representatives from international organizations, academic experts and industry analysts. Topics will include the global energy outlook, market stability, oil investments, technology and the environment, and the state of the world economy.

The 6th OPEC International Seminar will underpin OPEC’s longstanding commitment to strive for a secure and stable international oil market by promoting cooperation and dialogue with stakeholders around the world. OPEC has held numerous Seminars since 1969, covering various topical themes. But its first high-level International Seminar was held in 2001. Since then, the event has grown in size and prominence to become one of the premier gatherings on the world energy calendar”.

photo ©OPEC

 

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27.04.2015

Veech x Veech re-designs ServusTV Newsroom

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Veech x Veech transformed its previous design into a multifunctional, sophisticated 270-degree studio combining peerless aesthetics, functionality and technological advancement with the flexibility to incorporate and project the visual identities of two distinctive news formats: Servus Journal and Krone daily programs.
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01.02.2015

Veech x Veech shortlisted BCO Award for Al Jazeera London Headquarters

Veech x Veech, together with John McAslan + Partners, has been shortlisted for the British Council of Offices Awards 2015 for the Al Jazeera London Headquarters in the Shard Tower. The award ceremony will take place on April 28, 2015 in London.

Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) has unveiled its new UK headquarters and broadcast studio in the iconic Shard skyscraper in London. The scheme has created a pre-eminent broadcast production facility, incorporating innovative workspaces and offices with a multi-purpose newsroom and revolutionary studio, which breaks the mould of the ‘black box’ studio and re-imagines how broadcast facilities are designed. Experts in their respective fields, Al Jazeera appointed John McAslan + Partners to design the reception and office area and Veech x Veech Architects to design the broadcast studio and adjacent newsroom. The Al Jazeera Media Network’s Creative Division were vital to this collaboration, providing the brief for the scheme and being a collaborative partner throughout the design and construction process.
Housed in Europe’s tallest building, this new facility, creating major news and current affairs content across the global Al Jazeera network, reinforces AJMN’s position as a leading news organisation in the UK and European marketplace. The UK office now provides a vital communications role for AJMN, becoming the European hub linking the time overlap between the headquarters in Doha and the studios in the USA.

Patrick Bedeau, Al Jazeera Global Art Director, comments: “This exciting project challenges the way news is made and required the design team to adopt a radical approach, integrating the broadcast studio into the office space within an open-plan setting. The result is the most technologically advanced global production facility anywhere in the world.”

 

 

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10.12.2014

Veech designs Al Jazeera´s new broadcast studio in the London Shard Tower

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Veech x Veech has completed world’s most advanced broadcast studio and newsroom for Al Jazeera Media Network in its new UK headquarters in the iconic Shard Tower in London.

Veech x Veech were able to turn the biggest design challenge on this project into an asset. Most studios require a minimum ceiling height of 4.5m but at the Shard they were limited to just 2.8m. The problematic low ceilings were transformed into a feature of the on-air appearance, working within and around a complex network of structural beams to create a totally different kind of space that will define the studio’s on-air identity. In a world first for 24/7-news programming, automated lighting has been integrated into the ceiling and sits amongst acoustic panels to create dramatic curved lines that mirror the shape of the news desk below.

By adopting some of the most sophisticated techniques in lighting design and engineering, these fixed units are capable of handling any camera angle or illumination level. Specialist filters have been incorporated into the glass façade and cameras to manage the light exposure from the outside world, further demonstrating the high level of design and performance of the studio that separates it from the normal ‘black box’ approach.

Creating such media hubs is highly specialised and requires precision design, using the camera as an additional tool as part of the process – the perspective of the studio appears differently on screen as opposed to the real-life experience. Digital 3D modeling and 1:1 mockups were used extensively to test and accentuate the perspective composition of the news desk and set design to create a dynamic on-air look, framing the panoramic London skyline.

Architects Veech x Veech have applied their comprehensive experience in this specific area of design to create a single space that can interact simultaneously with the lighting, the view out to the capital and the digital presentation screens. Veech x Veech was also appointed to create the adjacent newsroom to the studio so there would be a direct stylistic link between the two spaces. A bespoke curved desk echoes the newsdesk and contributes to the strong brand identity as the newsroom is also used as a backdrop to the filming in the studio.

Veech x Veech collaborated with project partners MCI – Studio Hamburg & MO2, who provided excellent support towards the state-of-the-art execution of the project. MCI – Studio Hamburg acted as general contractor and was responsible for technical planning as well as set construction. MO2 created the cutting-edge lighting technology.

link: https://www.youtube.com/AlJazeeraLondon

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02.12.2014

Veech x Veech talk at Zumtobel Lichtforum

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Veech x Veech has been invited by Zumtobel to present recent projects with a focus on lighting innovation as part of the „Pecha Kucha Night“ at the Zumtobel Lichtforum in Vienna on December 9th.

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15.11.2014

Veech x Veech invited to ZKM Globale competition

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Veech x Veech has been invited to submit an exhibition design concept for the “Globale – The New Art Event in the Digital Age” at the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe – Germany
Link to ZKM: http://zkm.de/en/globale
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15.06.2014

FSB 1201 / 1202 by Veech exhibited at the Architecture Biennale in Venice

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FSB invited Veech x Veech to exhibit their 1201/1202 door handle design as part of the FSB installation commissioned for the Architecture Biennale 2014 curated by Rem Koolhaas. More than 300 representative door handles over three hundred years of architectural history were installed in the event’s Hall of Doors.
Link to FSB Biennale site: http://blog.fsb.de/en/

Photo: Markus Rössle

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01.06.2014

“Migrating Cities” during Venice Biennale

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Antarctic Pavilion: Antarctopia
7 June–23 November, 2014
Fondaco Marcello, Grand Canal, Venice

The Antarctic Pavilion brings together leading international architects and artists to explore present and future models of living with Antarctica. The Pavilion’s status as a ‘[trans]National Pavilion’ also constitutes a polemical engagement with the Biennale’s nationally over-determined structure: a quasi-institutional claim to represent a transnational sphere, out of line with the festival’s politics of territorial representation. More importantly, it points to Antarctica as a Giardini of sorts, in which the sovereignty-obsessed cultural ambitions relevant two centuries ago still seem to hold sway – for the worse.

Analogous to birds and other migratory species, the hovering “buildings” move freely across the continent adjusting to the continuously expanding and contracting ice formations and terrain conditions creating new temporary agglomerative cluster communities to escape the hostile environment and desolate isolation.

Location
Fondaco Marecello,
San Marco 3415 (Calle dei Garzoni), 30124
Venezia

Publication
A catalogue entitled Antarctopia will be published by Oceanic Fund Projects & Papergraf to coincide with this exhibition.

http://www.antarcticpavilion.com/antarctopia-events.html

 

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15.03.2014

Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Headquarters nominated for German Lighting Design award 2014

Veech x Veech have completed a comprehensive internal and external redesign of the main entrance of the Casinos Austria & Austrian Lotteries Headquarters and also converting the foyer of the in-house venue STUDIO 44 into a multifunctional event space, the STUDIO 44 LOFT. The design focus creates a strong architectural identity for public assessable entrance areas, in respect to the complex functional and technical premises.

Such as, high security, energy efficiency and social responsibility, within given constraints of the existing building. The main foyer was completely restructured providing space for a visitor lounge, the entrance façade retrofitted with frameless 6,60m high extra clear glass elements achieving the design objective of reaching the maximum level of transparency and lightness.

The 400m² refurbishment of the STUDIO 44 LOFT space central focus is the synchronicity of customized visual and lighting material surfaces. Creating unique individual ambient atmospheres enhances the multifaceted requirements of daily corporate, cultural and social events.

In recognition of VMA´s innovative custom design solution integrating advanced lighting technologies within an original architectural footprint the project has been nominated for the prestigious German Lighting Design Award 2014.