Customer: AIDA Cruise ships
These ships are intended for a new type of "Club" concept world-wide cruise operation. Their design, interior layout and cruise operation is new and unique in many ways. Rather than a traditional theatre, the Aida ships combine the main show facility and atrium as a three deck-high glass-enclosed room called the Theatrium, which has a total floor area of 3,000m² and a substantial stage at the stern end of the lower deck.
In order to celebrate Christmas on board, we were asked to design and produce a 9 meter Christmas tree to stand in the center of this atrium in each ship. This tree had to be removed daily before show times and be re-assembled directly after. Due to the lack of storage space onboard, this tree must take up virtually no space when not in use.
We decided to create a light-weight, flexible, collapsible, hollow tree that would hang from a central hanging point. Easily stored, quickly hung. No assembly required.