XXHL, GIGA TOURS ET MEGA PONTS

Paris (F) | 2020

Visionary architecture defines itself through unique construction methods and innovative material. Engineers around the world are pushing boundaries by developing radical technical solutions to deliver the exceptional. The temporary immersive and interactive exhibition "XXHL, giga tours et méga ponts" at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, unfolds over 1,000 square meters and takes you behind the scenes of spectacular building structures. TMS was hired by Universcience as general contractor to conceive, design and realize this one-of-a-kind multimedia exhibit.

Visionary architecture defines itself through unique construction methods and innovative material. Engineers around the world are pushing boundaries by developing radical technical solutions to deliver the exceptional. The temporary immersive and interactive exhibition "XXHL, giga tours et méga ponts" at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, unfolds over 1,000 square meters and takes you behind the scenes of spectacular building structures. TMS was hired by Universcience as general contractor to conceive, design and realize this one-of-a-kind multimedia exhibit.

In collaboration with the museum and renowned industry experts, complex content was translated into sophisticated media scenography. Using concrete examples as reference, from the Burj Khalifa to the Millau viaduct, XXHL reveals the great challenges at stake when building beyond the norm. The first part of the tour begins with a 360-degree projection of a short film. Composed of archival edits, the film introduces the audience to some key figures, questions and technical solutions that relate to the engineering behind such impressive work. From the resistance in materials to foundation techniques, understanding these key notions is essential in understanding constructions of the future.

In collaboration with the museum and renowned industry experts, complex content was translated into sophisticated media scenography. Using concrete examples as reference, from the Burj Khalifa to the Millau viaduct, XXHL reveals the great challenges at stake when building beyond the norm. The first part of the tour begins with a 360-degree projection of a short film. Composed of archival edits, the film introduces the audience to some key figures, questions and technical solutions that relate to the engineering behind such impressive work. From the resistance in materials to foundation techniques, understanding these key notions is essential in understanding constructions of the future.

The second part of the exhibit offers visitors the possibility of discovering actual building materials or learning about a specific topic in greater depth. The experience takes place over a series of eight tables that showcase projected visual content or actual objects to interact with. Some of the highlights include the presentation of architectural models augmented with projection mapping or the AR app visitors have the option to use to explore a city district model in detail.

A video is projected and mapped onto the model of the 828-meter-high Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai to show how piles of metal were driven 50 meters deep to create a foundation. A foundation to support 300,000 tons of concrete! 12,000 workers were involved in this gigantic construction, for which even sand was imported from Australia.

Using the current renovation of the Montparnasse Tower as an example, before and after simulations explain the crucial changes that are being implemented in the 1973 building in order to adapt it to a greener reality.

From making it more energy-efficient to installing photovoltaic cells and a greenhouse on the roof, the construction phases can be seen through the AR app, which also includes some insight on the Montparnasse subway connection.

The Millau Viaduct located in the South of France is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world with 2.460 meters long. It is also the highest structure in France at 343 meters. The iconic bridge attracts thousands of tourists every year. Its extraordinary features remind the ones of a sailboat. A filigree model of the bridge is highlighted with projected animations depicting the structure in the valley. The animated graphics also visualize the construction process and further explain why the bridge is so resistant to heavy winds.

Throughout the exhibition, the systematic use of media allows the engineering achievements of each individual structure to be made visible, while helping visitors better understand these static structural solutions.

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Visionary architecture defines itself through unique construction methods and innovative material. Engineers around the world are pushing boundaries by developing radical technical solutions to deliver the exceptional. The temporary immersive and interactive exhibition "XXHL, giga tours et méga ponts" at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, unfolds over 1,000 square meters and takes you behind the scenes of spectacular building structures. TMS was hired by Universcience as general contractor to conceive, design and realize this one-of-a-kind multimedia exhibit.

Visionary architecture defines itself through unique construction methods and innovative material. Engineers around the world are pushing boundaries by developing radical technical solutions to deliver the exceptional. The temporary immersive and interactive exhibition "XXHL, giga tours et méga ponts" at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, unfolds over 1,000 square meters and takes you behind the scenes of spectacular building structures. TMS was hired by Universcience as general contractor to conceive, design and realize this one-of-a-kind multimedia exhibit.

In collaboration with the museum and renowned industry experts, complex content was translated into sophisticated media scenography. Using concrete examples as reference, from the Burj Khalifa to the Millau viaduct, XXHL reveals the great challenges at stake when building beyond the norm. The first part of the tour begins with a 360-degree projection of a short film. Composed of archival edits, the film introduces the audience to some key figures, questions and technical solutions that relate to the engineering behind such impressive work. From the resistance in materials to foundation techniques, understanding these key notions is essential in understanding constructions of the future.

In collaboration with the museum and renowned industry experts, complex content was translated into sophisticated media scenography. Using concrete examples as reference, from the Burj Khalifa to the Millau viaduct, XXHL reveals the great challenges at stake when building beyond the norm. The first part of the tour begins with a 360-degree projection of a short film. Composed of archival edits, the film introduces the audience to some key figures, questions and technical solutions that relate to the engineering behind such impressive work. From the resistance in materials to foundation techniques, understanding these key notions is essential in understanding constructions of the future.

The second part of the exhibit offers visitors the possibility of discovering actual building materials or learning about a specific topic in greater depth. The experience takes place over a series of eight tables that showcase projected visual content or actual objects to interact with. Some of the highlights include the presentation of architectural models augmented with projection mapping or the AR app visitors have the option to use to explore a city district model in detail.

A video is projected and mapped onto the model of the 828-meter-high Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai to show how piles of metal were driven 50 meters deep to create a foundation. A foundation to support 300,000 tons of concrete! 12,000 workers were involved in this gigantic construction, for which even sand was imported from Australia.

Using the current renovation of the Montparnasse Tower as an example, before and after simulations explain the crucial changes that are being implemented in the 1973 building in order to adapt it to a greener reality.

From making it more energy-efficient to installing photovoltaic cells and a greenhouse on the roof, the construction phases can be seen through the AR app, which also includes some insight on the Montparnasse subway connection.

The Millau Viaduct located in the South of France is the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world with 2.460 meters long. It is also the highest structure in France at 343 meters. The iconic bridge attracts thousands of tourists every year. Its extraordinary features remind the ones of a sailboat. A filigree model of the bridge is highlighted with projected animations depicting the structure in the valley. The animated graphics also visualize the construction process and further explain why the bridge is so resistant to heavy winds.

Throughout the exhibition, the systematic use of media allows the engineering achievements of each individual structure to be made visible, while helping visitors better understand these static structural solutions.

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Credits

Client

Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie - Universcience

 

Lead-Agency / General Contractor

TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH

 

Tasks

Creative Direction, Project Management, Concept, Scenography, Grafic Design, Media Design, Media Production, Interactive Programming, Sound Design, Lighting Design

 

Creative Lead

Marc Tamschick

 

Creative Direction, Scenography

Gaël Perrin

 

Project Management

Charlotte Retaggi

 

Production Management

Ekaterina Petrova

 

Concept

Marc Tamschick

Gaël Perrin

Jan Köpper

 

Motion Design

Gaël Perrin

Mattis Gutsche

Caroline Heinrich

Marcel Krumbiegel

Michael Tan

Michael Trende

 

Grafic Design

Gaël Perrin

 

Sound Design

Mattis Gutsche

 

Software Development

André Viergutz

Benjamin Kiesewetter

 

Text

Gaël Perrin, Jean-François Haït

 

Design and Planing

Riccardo Torresi

Jan Köpper

 

Technical Director

Dirk Ostkamp

 

Technical Consulting

Björn Seeger

 

Exhibition Construction and Lighting

Decoral / Etna Lumières

 

Media Technology and Implementation

Mvision

 

Model Making

Werk5 GmbH, TAMSCHICK MEDIA+SPACE GmbH

 

Prototyping

Borodesign

 

Photos

Arnaud Robin / EPPDCSI

Technical details

Introduction

31 x 3 m wall graphic

 

Immersive space

360° Immersive large scale projection on transluscent mesh

3 x screen 10,4 x 5,5 m / 1 x screen 18 x 5,5 m

5 x Full HD projectors

4 channel sound system

 

Exploration zone

1 table with scaled model and 4 tablets with AR-App for exploartion / illumination

1 table with top projection WUXGA and scaled model with 3 x projection mapping Full HD / sound

1 table with top projection WUXGA on table and scaled model / sound

1 interactive table with top projection WUXGA, space mouse, buttons / sound

1 interactive table with top projection WUXGA, buttons / sound

1 table with top projection WUXGA / sound

2 tables with original samples of construction materials, texts and graphics