As Executive Architect, LJC worked with Clickspring Design on one of its most ambitious projects for Asharq News to create a new HQ with four broadcast studios and an array of support facilities.
Centered in the heart of Dubai’s International Financial Centre is ASHARQ News’ new cutting edge media facility. Design Architect Clickspring Design and Executive Architect LJC renovated four floors of an existing mid-rise building that now supports high-end offices, briefing rooms, editorial spaces, newsrooms, and an array of areas dedicated to technology infrastructure.
Network staff work within a branded environment that integrates four dedicated studios with the network’s corporate headquarters. Careful space planning achieved necessary adjacencies for visual transparency between studios and editing suites while protecting against unsightly views or noise interference.
While the broadcast studios exude glossy, futuristic precision, the design team balanced this austere aesthetic with human-centric principles of a thriving work environment. Soft and natural finishes, dimmable lighting, and views to the outdoors are leveraged to enhance social and focus spaces. A floating sculptural spiral stair encourages movement and visual connectivity throughout the four floors. A work café and conferencing suites hug the central stair; it’s the link between the broadcast and office environments.
ASHARQ platforms provide news and analysis worldwide on the companies, markets, economies, social and political developments shaping the Middle East. While this 24/7 network never sleeps, the corporate environment offers a breadth of working environments that cater to focused thinking and human connection.