Town Hall of Toledo
Design, production and technical operation
Multimedia Show – Toledo, Spain
The Town Hall of Toledo, with the assistance of ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) offered a multimedia show entitled ‘Toledo tiene Estrella, Cristi y la máquina de los sueños’ (‘Toledo has a Star, Cristi and the dream machine’), which was projected on the city’s historic Puerta de Bisagra gate as one of the core elements of the city’s Christmas celebrations.
The show combined large-scale projections with 3D effects based on mapping technique, music composed specifically for the show, and special effects —such as snow— that enhanced viewers’ feeling of immersion.
This immersive show dealt with the dreams of Cristi, a young girl who experiences situations related to the places she will visit when she is older and the experiences she will have. As the scenes unfold, the Puerta de Bisagra gate is transformed into a range of settings: a building under construction; the gate of a zoo, with an elephant leaning out; a police station, from which Cristi departs in her police car; a ski jump ramp; and a Christmas market. The show concludes with a Christmas scene, as Cristi accompanies the three Magi on a walk through the streets of Toledo.
The show placed special emphasis on accessibility and sustainability. There were specially reserved areas for persons with disabilities and the sight- and hearing-impaired. Like all shows produced by APD, this one is carbon-neutral; in other words, the related CO2 emissions were calculated and offset through a clean energy project so that the final balance of emissions is zero.