- // 2012
- // Expo
- // Yeosu, South Korea
The Big-O is a unique concept created by ECA2. The 45m tall sculpture combines expressive architecture and multimedia show design. The sculpture is the icon of the ‘Big-O’ Expo site during the day. At night the ECA2 multimedia presentation transforms the sculpture into a unique show that embraces the Yeosu 2012 Expo themes. The entertainment takes the audience on a fantastic and unforgettable journey that celebrates the Ocean.
The Big-O structure is formed from a circular steel truss 35m diameter supported on concrete legs. The legs stand on the roof of a control and projection island located in a tidal lagoon opposite an audience promenade.
The top of the Big-O is 45m above mean sea level. The elliptical opening in the Big-O is 30m high and 25m wide. The opening is filled by a water curtain. The perimeter of the truss is lined with fire, fountain and lighting effects.
// WATER DESIGN: 24 moving water canon in 360° and the largest and highest water curtain in the world (45m height).
// SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGN: 24 flame generators, several hundred of mist nozzles, 5 lasers.
// LIGHT DESIGN & IMAGES: 58 moving heads 1500W in weatherproof enclosures, 6 video projectors 35 000 Lumen.
Design & Creation of the Production ECA2 Paris Director of Production J-C Canizares Chief of Operations & Technical Director Guillaume Duflot Screenplay, Artistic and Show direction Moïra Smith Big-O Architect STUFISH Big-O Structure engineering design RFR Paris