It therefore seems entirely in keeping with tradition that one of the most important aspects of its new offices is a huge videowall spanning two floors and incorporating the latest control and display technologies from Christie and Crestron.
Working in conjunction with CNI project manager Lynnette Lawrance and her team, project architects MCM evolved a concept for a mini-auditorium situated in the stairwell between the two floors comprising Condé Nast’s new home. At the heart of the auditorium is a media wall that, remarks MCM lead architect Deepak Parmar, “had to be beautiful, but also practical, and the goal was to create a simple user experience. To achieve this, the technology solution needed to be intuitive, open, approachable and reactive, with interactive support for all, across all functions.”
Design of The Well system was entrusted to MiX Consultancy, with Focus 21 Visual Communications implementing that design in conjunction with primary contractors BW.
“MiX Consultancy worked very closely with the client to select a manufacturer for this project,” says Sebastian Day, director – audio visual services at MiX Consultancy. “After going through an extensive selection process, Crestron and Christie technologies were chosen as they were not only the most suitable for this particular application and project, but will also be relevant for the future work and roadmap that the client is looking to undertake. Maintenance and support were also key factors in the selection process.” The other brands to feature prominently in the videowall area are Extron extenders, cables and connectors; Dell external video adapters; Lightware extenders; and QSC DSP audio cores and amplifiers.