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Party at Le Bâtiment des Forces Motrices, Geneva
Corporate Christmas Party
Client: Nastrovia Management

DesignScene realised the full creative and technical production for an exclusive Christmas Party hosted by a Geneva based company at the charismatic Bâtiment des Forces Motrices (BFM).

This fabulous venue, which sits astride a long narrow island on the River Rhône was originally inaugurated in 1886 as a hydroelectric and pumping station.

Inspired by the water orientated location and history, the DesignScene team created a classy, stylish water-themed production design in the BFM's main space, which still contains elements of the massive old Victorian pumping equipment.

The aim was to transform an already highly visual environment into a magical and memorable experience for 150 guests.

White, silver and blue were chosen as base colours to enhance the aquatic ambience, and the entire space was draped in white voile material and imaginatively lit.

Several eye-catching water features were installed, some integrated with the live entertainment programme.

Central to the space was a large mirror-clad island bar with a spectacular 9 metre high 4 sided water curtain effect at its core. Having clear site lines from all around the room, this area was used to stage aerial acrobatics performances.

A multiwater jet system was ensconced amidst the original pump station pipework with jets programmed to jump cheekily over the old pipes, and the DJ platform and stage were also built over a section of the old pipe work - all setting the scene for a very special evening.



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"Thank you all for your incredible dedication.
You created a truly spellbinding night that was
out of this world"

Fleur Cooper, Director - Nastrovia Management


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