ORF 1 News Studio

ORF 1 News Studio

Challenged to design a broadcast studio that would attract younger audiences to news programming, Veech x Veech created a strong visual identity flexible enough to work across multiple programmes.

With the launch of the news programme ORF1 Magazin and the relaunch of ZIB20 and ZIB24, the Austrian broadcaster ORF began to strategically target young urban audiences.

ORF turned to Veech x Veech to deliver an exciting studio that mirrored this ambition yet was flexible enough to work across various programmes and formats. The team’s response was to create a striking design with a white perimeter wall that glows against the black backdrop of the studio. This wall, featuring integrated media screens framed in black, is wrapped around an elevated news island that can support a variety of programming formats and draws the viewer’s eye to the centre of the studio and the presenters.

Colours specific to each programme are overlaid to provide unique on-screen branding for each one, thereby giving the broadcaster a multifunctional space.



Concept Sketch



ORF – Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
Vienna, Austria
Since 2013
Design Team:
Stuart A. Veech, Thomas Milly, Bernhard Trummer, Miguel Perreira
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