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ALTAREA COGEDIM | GRAND OPENING OF QWARTZ

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VILLENEUVE-LA-GARENNE - 08.04.2014

A connected inauguration

BACKGROUND

A leading commercial landowner and developer, Altarea Cogedim became the first multichannel retail development company with its acquisition of Rue du Commerce, one of France’s top e-commerce firms. Now, Altarea Cogedim has built QWARTZ, a next-generation shopping centre that combines brick-and-mortar and digital retailing.

MISSION

Design an opening event that showcases and enhances the QWARTZ experience.

CREATIVITY ON DISPLAY

Our team proposed an unforgettable evening, poised between the real and the virtual, to showcase the site and offer a preview of its unusual offering. First, Tilt and Yves Caizergues designed event lighting for the building’s 86,000 sq.m of space, 400 m of facades along the Seine and more than 7000 sq.m of glass walls. The 3000 invited guests were guided from the parking area to the main atrium via coloured environments and an immersive light show. The Chairmen and Founders of Altarea Cogedim and Orion Capital Managers were on hand not as speakers or ribbon-cutters, but in the form of holograms. Next came an inaugural ceremony in the form of a monumental streamer drop by the artist Anne-Flore Cabanis to mark the official start of the event. An original dance presentation, performed by the company I Could Never Be A Dancer, combined dance, fashion and hologram technology to pay homage to the blend of the real and the virtual that gives the Qwartz site its unique identity. Lastly, as a musical thread running throughout the evening’s events, the group Something à La Mode provided musical interludes that elegantly combined classical and electronic music.

THE QWARTZ VIDEO

THE DANCE PRESENTATION HOLOGRAM

Credits

  • LIGHTING

    Yves CAIZERGUES

TILT

  • INSTALLATION ART

    Anne-Flore CABANIS

  • CHOREOGRAPHY

    I COULD NEVER BE A DANCER

  • MUSICAL PROGRAMMING

    SOMETHING A LA MODE

  • PRODUCTION

    TETRO

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

    © Guillaume MURAT - TETRO

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