ELECTRABEL - THE PLACE SAINTE CATHERINE
Electrabel Nights - The Ice Cathedral
Electrabel and Winter Wonders put their energy in common to offer visitors one of the most beautiful moments of this festive season. The Place Sainte Catherine, a setting adored by all Bruxellois, welcomes an enchanting whirlwind that will transform the church into an ice cathedral. The west façade of the Sainte Catherine Church, splendid edifice drawn by renowned architect Joseph Poelaert in the nineteenth century, has been completely renovated these past few years. The result proves both surprising and luminous. The main entrance has regained its original lightness with its cleaned and renovated white stone. This high place of Brussels tourism is now the dream backdrop for a monumental video projection show.
Every evening, as night falls, an ice fairy will light up the façade of the church, transforming it into a gigantic ice cathedral. Throughout a series of sparkling tableaux, the fairy plays with architecture, building her frozen universe. She swirls amidst ice crystals, gifts and childhood dreams. In this video mapping show, the architecture is sublimated by the use of startling 3D video special effects.
The show was designed by Starloops and directed by François Presser with the support of Electrabel.
On the foot of the Sainte Catherine Church, a magnificent igloo of light welcomes adults and children to have their group portrait taken, thus immortalising these great moments of joy and dreams shared during the festive season.
Don't miss the "Electrabel Nights" on the Place Sainte Catherine.
Electrabel Nights – The Ice Cathedral: every night from 19:00 to 22:00 (every 30 minutes).
The Igloo - photo animation : open every day from 16:00 to 22:00 (with the exception of 1, 2, 8, 9 December and 1st January 2015).
Saint-Nicolight – ‘videomapping’ show on the Saint-Nicolas Church
The facade of the Saint Nicolas church is full of history and imagination. By digging into the architecture, the myths, the childhood, the history and the popular culture inspired by Saint Nicolas, the Starloops designers present a graphic reinterpretation through 'videomapping'. Original and tailer-cut imaging sublimate this renovated architectural gem of Brussels thanks to spectacular visual effects.