AIDA Cruises: Decoration aboard a fleet of cruise ships

Task

Rather than a traditional theatre, the Aida Cruise Ships combine the main show facility and atrium. A three deck-high, glass-enclosed room called the Theatrium has a total floor area of 3000m² 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 on 7 different ships. 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.