Qvest builds new broadcast facilities for TNN in Bangkok
Qvest has developed a new, futuristic production environment for Thai News Network (TNN) in the heart of Bangkok. The international Qvest team was responsible for the overall project management and technology consulting, bringing the new broadcast facilities with their unique design concept into operation.
Qvest’s project scope regarding the relocation and modernization of broadcast facilities covers a wide range. As TNN’s prime contractor, Qvest oversaw the overall project management, including consulting and project management responsibilities from the interior design phase, the equipment procurement process, and further steps before the final transfer and commissioning of TNN16. The new newsroom, office area and three studios were designed with an emphasis on the unique visual identity inherent in TNN’s corporate design. TNN’s new facilities are located at True Digital Park 101. In Southeast Asia’s largest technology and startup hub, around 250 TNN employees work in two areas: the Event Hall (1,200 sqm) and the Glass House (240 sqm). The Qvest team organized specialized companies as key partners for the project implementation, such as Clickspring Design from the USA. The design firm was responsible for the overall architectural master planning of the facility, as well as the design of all interior spaces, including three main broadcast studios supported by a branded media-rich design. For the lighting design and all architectural tasks, Qvest worked with German mo2 design specialists.
The main goals of TNN’s relocation were to rise to the level of a global broadcaster while providing an outstanding work environment focused on productivity, collaboration and overall employee well-being. To meet these requirements while creating an appropriate representation of the broadcaster, new facilities were commissioned at the new location in this urban hotspot in Bangkok with a unique environment. Thanks to its experience in these matters, Qvest coordinated the project with its partners in two phases. The initial phase involved master planning and concept design to lay the foundation for the subsequent design and specification development phase. In the second phase, curved shapes and flows were meticulously integrated into the interior design, aligning these elements with feng shui principles to promote balance and positive energy. The focal point of the project was the integration of the latest broadcast technology. Qvest conducted a technical review, identified optimal solutions and provided general recommendations to enhance TNN16’s broadcast capabilities.
Ongard Prabakamol, Head of TrueVisions and Media, and Managing Director of Thai News Network“The new facilities have significantly enhanced our team’s productivity and broadcast capabilities, providing a modern environment that fosters creativity and collaboration,” he says. “Working with Qvest and its partners has been a seamless experience. Their expertise and innovative approach have been instrumental in realizing our vision. Integrating such technology solutions has The development raises our broadcast standards and confirms our ambition as a leading news agency in Thailand and even beyond.
Michelle Lai Chen, Sales Director, Asia Pacific, Qvest“Our goal was to create an exceptional work environment that reflects the core values and production standards of TNN and also fosters a great atmosphere among its employees,” he adds. “We are delighted with this trusted and successful partnership with TNN in this pioneering endeavour, on the occasion of the inaugural Qvest project in Thailand.”
TNN is a 24-hour Thai satellite, cable and digital terrestrial news agency focusing on current local and world news, business news as well as environment and sustainability topics, sports news, technology, innovation, food and health. TNN16 is owned by Thai News Network (TNN) Limited, part of Charoen Pokphand and Telenor group.