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