For the first time ever Salto Natale’s Winter Circus has a marquee structure with no internal poles. Great for audiences, and a welcome challenge for Winkler with special demands made on structural engineering. Winkler is also breaking new ground with the technology in use. For the famous lighting designer Jacques Rouveyrollis, who enthralls audiences with his lighting art – masterpieces include the illumination of the Eiffel Tower, Concorde, the city of Houston, Tokyo Harbour – the Winkler project managers opted for the very best, and dazzled with the latest generation of moving lights and other special light effects.
Salto Natale – Winter circus
Radio Télévision Suisse – Projection of the RTS archives on Tour Bel-Air
To mark the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, Swiss broadcaster Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS) mounted a spectacular event to create a special impact. For one entire evening the Bel Air Tower in Lausanne was transformed into a giant screen, with images from the RTS archives of the 1950s-1960s projected onto the building facade. The event was aimed at raising public awareness of the value of RTS’s audiovisual heritage, and the need to preserve it.
Infiniti – Exhibition stand at the IAA
Another sensational showcase for Infiniti. Last year in Paris, this year at the IAA in Frankfurt, the world’s most extensive motor show for the automotive industry. Back then, Winkler developed floodlights for its automotive customers along with JB Lighting to meet the specific and high demands of the car manufacturers and their exhibition builders. Even after some months of use the clients remain extremely enthusiastic about the LED floodlights with infinitely adjustable colour temperature. They are energy-efficient, time-saving and beautiful.
150 Jahre Baloise – Employee party
Six working days to set up an employee event is no easy task. On Monday morning the first of 16 trailers will set out and by Sunday evening everything will be in place. Bâloise is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the band Status Quo, and is hosting a special celebration for its 3,000-strong workforce with no less than three worlds and one main stage. Winkler is creating a unique atmosphere for each world, which poses a wide range of technical challenges.
ENERGY – presents David Guetta
Having engaged the services of one of the world’s most famous and demanding DJs, they needed a reliable partner. Fortissimo AG and Good News Productions opted for Winkler for the smooth staging of the traditional Energy Party in the Zurich Hallenstadion. The light, sound, rigging and movable crossbars featured in-house, pryo and laser technology from a pool of specialists. For the customer, it was everything from under one roof.
Gurtenfestival – Rock the Block
Rock the Block is a side event at the Gurtenfestival. With a small crew, Winkler erected the entire Rock the Block tent and packed it to the brim with high-impact technology. The DJ console is mounted on the rigging and clad with artificial slate panels. Video modules are mounted all across the ceiling, transforming it into a mega-screen. The full service included assembly of the tent shell, its printing and finishing touches. The block rocked.
Das Einsiedler Welttheater – Open-air performance
Theatre productions have been staged regularly at Einsiedeln Abbey since 1924. The abbey forecourt is transformed into a unique temporary amphitheatre in the damp early summer months – regardless of the rain, hale and snow. The night sky, abbey forecourt and Baroque facade of the abbey alone create an impressive backdrop. Plus 32 concrete mixers, 12 of which with lighting, and two construction cranes – both as high as bell towers with their own foundations – in addition to the latest lighting technology from the Winkler company. Our technical systems will be exposed to the elements for three full months, operating continuously in harsh conditions. It is only possible thanks to weatherproof planning and implementation.
Association National Comiteé Olymique – Annual General Meeting
Winkler serving sport. The 204 National Olympic Committees are united in the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC). The biennial AGM took place this year. The Winkler team provided the entire multimedia projection technology, lighting, rigging and decorative elements for the 800 delegates.
Design Miami / Basel 2013 – Design exhibition
Design Miami/Basel is one of the world’s more famous art fairs. 57 exhibitors trust in Winkler’s atmospheric lighting expertise. Winkler runs 30 km of wiring, erects 2 km of black crossbars and installs 1,000 lights so that exhibitors and their artists or architects can control, move and highlight exhibits, even the tiniest of them, to captivate discerning visitors. A special service: the galleries can request more lights on site. It sounds easy, but it is only possible thanks to Winkler’s inherent flexibility and sophisticated management of personnel and technology.
MCH Group – Event Hall Basel
The completion of Messe Basel’s new building extends the latter’s offering with a versatile new Event Hall incorporating a spacious foyer and gallery. With an area of around 3,300 m2, and a further 1,200 m2 in the foyer, it can accommodate events for up to 2,500 people. Winkler provided the hall’s basic technology infrastructure: rigging, motors, motor controllers, crossbars, basic LED lighting with advanced energy-saving technology and an audio system. The time slot for installation was just five days instead of the two weeks normally required for similar projects. Winkler laid 4.5 km of wiring, 700 metres of routing and 70 motorised hoists. Everything is designed flexibly for lateral and diagonal use. The technology can be rearranged or extended at any time.