RADIO 19 NEW HEADQUARTERS, PRIVATE BROADCASTER OF IL SECOLO XIX - GENOA
Client: S.E.P. spa Società Editori e Poligrafici
Design phase: 30/08/2005-07/11/2005
The assignment concerns the construction of new rooms for the private Radio in some of the areas occupied by the editorial staff of the newspaper IL SECOLO XIX of Genoa.
The new Radio thanks finds enrichment for its programs from the location in synergy with the structure of an important newspaper, becoming in this way also the issue of the newspaper over via air.
The activities of the Radio is organized with: 2 stations technologically advanced both composed of one room for the direction and one room for local transmission, and one station only for local recording. Moreover, around these stations there are one open space for eight people and an archive room for radio materials.
The design solution implements a stand-alone structure, where the color and the dimensional study are essential tools for the achievement of the quality of the spaces.
The peculiar decoration of transmission and control rooms is inspired by the artist Damien Hirst, contemporary English exponent of the New British Art. With the quote of Hirst we wanted to highlight how certain ideas of contemporary art are able to permeate the daily lives of each of us and become undifferentiated icons of the today’s way of living and working.