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.
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/
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
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.
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
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
In 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.
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
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.
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/)
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
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
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.
The new studio will start live on September 15, 2015
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.
Veech x Veech designs the OPEC 6th International Seminar in Vienna on 3−4 June 2015
“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.
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.
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.”
photo: Hufton + Crow
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.
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.
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.
Photo: Markus Rössle
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.
San Marco 3415 (Calle dei Garzoni), 30124
A catalogue entitled Antarctopia will be published by Oceanic Fund Projects & Papergraf to coincide with this exhibition.
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.
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.