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Robe _CONNECTIONS_ for VodafoneZiggo

VodafoneZiggo’s new head office in the Netherlands has just opened, right in the heart of the development that is transforming Utrecht’s west side in this state-of-the-art location. VodafoneZiggo wanted to create a big impact to celebrate the move, so Olaf van den Berg and Bas Frenkel Frank from live event and activation agency Hadimassa Brand Support teamed up with lighting designer Sander den Otter from T-MINUS Design and stage designer Bart van Rooy of BigVis and technical producers Neoc to create and direct a jaw-droppingly spectacular light sculpture, _CONNECTIONS_. Sander utilised 91 x Robe MegaPointe multi-purpose moving lights to realise this light sculpture artwork. A large permanent sculptural piece resides there, occupying much of the space, and the team felt that integrating this existing environment with _CONNECTIONS_ as a temporary artwork, would represent a perfect harmonisation between the extensively revamped Hoog Catharijne and the adjacent Central Station.

Sander knew immediately that he wanted to use a small compact lightsource with high output and a good narrow beam to have maximum effect in this high ambient light space … and MegaPointes were his first choice.


Thirteen MegaPointes were positioned on each of the towers which were each 20 meters distance apart from one another, and the fixtures threw light and dancing beams all over the space. The fixtures were fitted on to custom hanging bracketry – designed and fabricated by Neoc, together with rain covers to protect the fixtures from the elements. All these special accessories were spray-painted white, and even the cable trays were specially fashioned to ensure that the installation was neat and in keeping with the style of the original structure … so much so that it almost looked like a fixed installation!

Sander programmed the lightshow on a Hog 4 console, and it ran to timecode three times every hour from 6 and 10 p.m., for seven days in total. The MegaPointes were supplied by RentAll. AVL WORLD 27


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