Total EXPO 2017

The French pavilion at EXPO 2017 is a joint venture between several large companies in France. One of the largest is the oil group Total. Total promotes and researches renewable energy around the world, which it views as part of its global responsibility.

In order to address position and make it tangible, Krafthaus installed a projected globe of almost four metres in diameter at the centre of the 30 m² sub-pavilion. The image consists of a computer-assisted amalgamation of thousands of satellite images at the highest resolution. This provides a photorealistic view of the earth, type of which only astronauts are otherwise able to enjoy. A highly emotive experience that impels many visitors to simply sit down and marvel at the beauty of the Blue Planet.

The name of the installation itself reflects its intention: A Jewel in Space.

Visitors can learn about Total’s global projects at interactive infostations using a fun wheel-shaped interface.

A special highlight at the end of the visit is the projection “It’s in your hands”. Proposals for a more sustainable approach to the earth are projected directly onto the open palms of the hand. A special experience with a strong, metaphorical statement.

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