Mindful Building Design at BBC Scotland

Today, Tuesday, June 19th, was our group’s 4th day in Edinburgh. But, we did not even spend it in Edinburgh, at least for the most part. We spent the majority of the day in Glasgow. We took the train down there to take part in a tour of the BBC Scotland headquarters. Going into it I knew what the BBC was and what they did. However, I had absolutely no idea what to expect from the tour or the building in general. When we got there we were handed visitor badges and were instructed to go to a presentation room. 2018-06-19 09:57:46.641In the room, we were able to sit down and enjoy a wonderful presentation about BBC Scotland, their importance, what they do, and what we could expect from them in the future. After the tour our group moved on to get a tour of the building, however, I got a little lost because I stopped off to use the restroom. When I did finally catch up with the group, it turned out that I hadn’t missed out on much. They were just starting to explain the importance and design behind the building. This is where I became very intrigued. The BBC had made an entire office space that was entirely purpose-built, where every space could be used to broadcast from, and it still looked beautiful. How cool. 2018-06-19 11:01:42.410Imagine that, every inch of this space pictured above could be used for broadcasting, incredible. What I found was most impressive was how the entire building was acoustically treated even though I couldn’t see any of the material used to do so, it was quite amazing to see. They really do utilize every inch too, with news sets, editing, rooms, and amazingly large live audience studio sets, the building had it all and it was all purpose built. 2018-06-19 11:53:15.7142018-06-19 11:55:10.161Touring BBC Scotland was one of the coolest things I’ve done in a while and it was certainly very eye-opening and insightful.

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