ORF 2 Newsroom
With the shift to high-definition television production, the Austrian broadcaster ORF commissioned Veech x Veech to redesign its earlier award-winning newsroom.
While the original studio designed by Veech x Veech in 2002 incorporated a series of backlit printed wall surfaces, the new design incorporates 44 rear projection video wall units into an unusual asymmetric design that re-defines the 360-degree space.
The video wall unit configurations allow different camera framings for a range of programmes that currently include eight daily news programmes and 10 weekly current affairs magazines. This enables the channel to extend current programming or add new programmes, easily utilising the existing studio by simply changing the layout of the video walls to create different framing devices for the camera, together with different branding and colours.
The redesign process and refit took six months, during which time the channel remained on the air, broadcasting from the same studio for the entire time, meaning that logistic considerations were paramount.
- ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
- Vienna, Austria
- Design Team:
- Stuart A. Veech, Mascha Veech-Kosmatschof, Peter Mitterer, Martin Krcha, Gregor Stolz
- Studio Construction:
- ORF TAST, Metallbau Pinterich