Amnesty International HQ
Amnesty International UK’s headquarters in Shoreditch, East London, were designed by Witherford Watson Mann Architects and opened in January 2005. The complete re-working of two furniture factories and a new extension brought Amnesty’s 170 staff together in a single ‘home’.
The building features a 258-seat public hall which is used both as a room for internal staff briefings, as well as a space for the presentation of seminars, previews of Amnesty films, lectures, conferences, workshops, training days, press conferences and similar events.
A simple but flexible lighting and audiovisual system was designed by Charcoalblue in collaboration with Paul Gillieron Acoustics for use in the space, along with a moveable bleacher system, which may be used in conjunction with an acoustic screen to provide a small or large seating capacity for the room.