Technology & Innovation Centre
University of Strathclyde
Client: University of Strathclyde
The brand-new Technology &Innovation Centre (TIC) a futuristic building transforming the way academics, business, industry and the public sector work in partnership. A unique space for professionals across all fields to come together to find solutions to challenges that matter in areas of economic importance including advanced manufacturing & materials, health & wellbeing, innovation & entrepreneurship, measurement science & enabling technologies and ocean, air & space.
After submitting a successful tender to win this exciting project, Mediascape worked with the University's specially commissioned design team to create bespoke audio visual solutions across 9 floors of the almost completed building. The main challenge on this project was the critical co-ordination with the Joinery contractor who was building architecturally designed surrounds in corian for each video wall and touch screen. This meant a two staged approach to first fix bracketry and then subsequently return and carefully fit the monitors after the surrounds were in place. This was achieved successfully by frequent onsite meetings with the design team, architects and the joinery contractor.
Following the successful tender submission, representatives from The University of Strathclyde and their design team met with Greig Ford, one of Mediascape highly knowledgeable Account Managers. Greig began by discussingin-depth with the client exactly what they wanted from their new buildings setup. He then ran through a demonstration of the Onelan media player and discussed how this premium technology could be utilized to meet their content publishing requirements across the building. Onelan's new 4K technology product sat perfectly within this innovative building.
For their main reception video wall, Greig recommended a 15 screen video wall with 55" NEC Screens with Chief wall mounts to hold the monitors discreetly on the wall within a beautifully designed Corian surround. The Chief brackets were uniquely designed to 'pop out' from the wall in order to service individual monitors if required. Grieg alongside the design team then finalized the various other spaces within the building which included the following:
1 x 4 screen video wall
2 x 2 screen video walls
11 x touchscreens in various areas, including the unique 'mast' designed stands
Each area was carefully designed to sit discretely into the architect vision for a sleek and modern finish.
Following the installation, The University of Strathclyde have seen their building transformed by the stunning quality of the new video wall and the various other display solutions throughout the building. Boasting such a large reception space, the video wall gives them a fantastic opportunity to showcase new innovative ideas and developments through a spectacular visual medium; not only are they benefiting from an eye-catching feature within their building but its applications are limitless. Strathclyde University and the private design consultant were so impressed by the knowledge and professionalism shown by Greig and the team that they have since returned to Mediascape for further projects within the building including the new City Observatory space and the room booking solution within the building.