United Nations

Headquarters Renovation – Conference and General Assembly Buildings

Client: United Nations Capital Master Plan
Location: New York, NY
Architect: Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Perkins and Will

Project Description:

The Conference and General Assembly Buildings are two parts of a larger campus-wide refurbishment of the United Nations Headquarters complex.  Vantage worked closely with all stakeholders to envision, design, and deploy technologies that are part of a master plan for the entire campus.

The Conference Building primarily supports the work of the UN’s ceremonial and deliberative bodies.  Reopened in 2013, the building includes innovative presentation, congressional/conference, simultaneous interpretation, and broadcast/recording systems integrated into each of the 3 ceremonial chambers, 3 large 250-seat conference rooms, and 2 medium 30+ seat conference rooms.
The Conference Building also houses the centralized “PBF” (including broadcast studios, media asset management/archival system, post-production suites, and a technology command/control center) which interconnects all systems across the campus and out into the world.

The General Assembly Building, most noted for the famous 2,000 seat Plenary Hall, is scheduled to be reopened after 2014.  The renovation includes forward-thinking presentation technologies designed to integrate with and complement the historic mid-century architecture.

Services:

  • Technology Program Development
  • Infrastructure Planning
  • System Integration
  • System Design and Documentation
  • Architectural Design Support
  • Implementation Oversight and Acceptance Testing
  • Transition Strategy and Oversight
  • Transition Planning

Expertise:

  • Large Scale Presentation Systems
  • Small and Medium Presentation Systems
  • Conference Management and Simultaneous Interpretation Systems
  • Central Audio and Video Control Center
  • Broadcast Production Systems
  • Media Post-production Systems
  • IP TV distribution
  • Media IT Networks and Systems
  • Wide Area Network Streaming
  • Media Asset Management Systems