The Bunker at Wieden + Kennedy

The Bunker at Wieden + Kennedy, named for its thick concrete walls, sets itself apart from most boardrooms in that it does not have the typical conference table at its center. Instead, several stainless steel-topped tables on casters can be used separately or pushed together to form a larger meeting surface. Not having a fixed place to install microphones created a challenge for the audio installation. The Revolab wireless system served as a solution, allowing the individual mics to be placed as needed without having to run cabling.

The Approach

The Bunker room at Wieden + Kennedy is anything but ordinary. Curved, fabric-covered walls lined the conference room, sculpting a design context for our team. We needed to create a system for audio that would not interfere with the movable conference tables. The Revolab wireless system served as a solution, allowing the individual mics to be placed as needed without having to run cabling.

The Solution

Delta AV integrated Revolabs Executive HD wireless System, Denon DN-A7100 surround sound processor, and Biamp AudiaFlex CM networking processor/router, and Triad in-wall speakers powered by QSC CX254, CX302, and CX502 amplifiers. Also, a Christie HD6K projector was installed, which is also switchable, via a Crestron DM-MD8X8 media switcher, allowing to project multiple images to project from the LifeSize 220 system for videoconferencing. These systems are controlled via a Crestron Pro2 control system processor using a Crestron TPS-6X-B-T touch panel.

The LifeSize videoconferencing system is also programmed for the schematics of the room. The PTZ camera is located at the front of the room, housed in a custom front-wall façade that also holds the Stewart projection screen, front surround speakers, and two custom built subwoofers. It also has several aiming points programmed into it for various areas of the room and three input boxes on the floor along the length of the room allowing for user media connections.

Perhaps, the most unique design element is a suspended 12’x2.5’ tray floating above the centerline of the room, which the Christie HD6K projector is mounted on and also mixes both standard and LED lighting. There are four tightly stretched wire cables bolted deep into the walls secure this floating tray.

We tuned the room acoustically for this type of wireless system, concentrating on midrange frequencies to provide quality audio.
Tim Brown
Project Programmer
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