Veech x Veech Wins German Design Award 2018


Veech-X-Veech-GDA_2018_WINNER (Photo: Hufton + Crow)

Veech x Veech received the German Design Award 2018 in the category Excellent Communications Design/Architecture for “Al Jazeera Network Building – Doha”

VXV’s new landmark structure annexed to Al Jazeera’s pre-existing headquarters provides a platform for interactive news programs for both English and Arabic channels to be directly linked to the London Shard Tower studio. Situated at the core of the new building, the 400 m2 studio features a 360° panoramic hybrid space providing a compelling new vision for how architecture, studio design, broadcast media and digital technologies can make production and distribution faster, responsive and more efficient.

Jury statement

The dynamic roundness and clear design aesthetic of this congenially transparent, open and light-looking building are carried over to the interior and are reflected here by both the interior structure and the design of the furnishings.


The German Design Award sets the highest standards when it comes to selecting the prize-winners: in the nomination process, panels of experts from the German Design Council invite only those products and communication design services to participate in the competition that demonstrably set themselves apart from their competitors thanks to their design quality.

All awards are determined during a two-day jury session.

Since its premiere in 2012, the German Design Award has grown rapidly: At the time, approximately 1,500 entries were presented to the jury. This year there were more than 5,000 entries, 49% of them in the area Excellent Product Design and 51% in the area Excellent Communications Design.

Thank you to the excellent project partners (Arup, Borgos Pieper, QDC, Northcroft) and the Al Jazeera team led by Ramzan Al-Naimi.