2016

'sommeil' – stéphane thidet nuit blanche installation

Paris / France Crystal Group

Matters

Skills

Ice
  • Patinoires et pistes éphémères
Meca
  • Rotation

Duration

Ephemeral

Enchanted forest

In Paris, the square of the Hôtel de Ville was transformed into an ice forest, designed by the artist Stéphane Thidet. This enchanted work consisted of huge pieces of driftwood that turned over above a frozen lake. Crystal Group put its mechanical and climatic skills at the service of the artist for the development of this installation.

DESIGN, CREATION, PRODUCTION:

  • A 900-m2 floor
  • A 675-m2 ice surface for the lake
  • 2 cooling units to produce the cold climate
  • 4 stumps of 8-metre-long driftwood, weighing 700 kg each
  • 4 rotating plates, each with a 1 metre diameter
  • Motorisation system

RESULT:

New success for our teams as they produced this animated frozen forest in record time.
A beautiful and fascinating work for visitors to enjoy for Paris's Nuit Blanche 2017.