This is a 6m x 2.4m high advent calendar designed and built for Downtown Tauranga and Tauranga City Council to take a prominent position in the city centre for the run down to christmas 2018.
The brainchild of the Tuskany agency the calendar had to be designed to fulfill several functions. Primarily it was a festive display piece which meant building in five sections for transport and storage and it had to obviously have the traditional advent calendar 24 windows to countdown to christmas eve.
The materials and construction had to tolerate the weather conditions which varied between torrential rain and thirty degree heat for six weeks while protecting the window displays.
The doors were lockable and one removed each day to reveal a festive scene, some done professionally, some by local groups and artists and viewed through a perspex screen fitted behind the door.
Once designed and built the calendar had low voltage lighting installed to light each display at night as they were revealed and finally the front vinyl wrapped.
This is a great project, each year the displays will be different as local groups/schools/ charity's etc take the opportunity to have a window and showcase their talents and make festive scenes which are meaningful to them for the community to see. A new vinyl wrap christmas scene each year completes an ever evolving, changing, interactive christmas decoration.