Back in December, we reported that Atelier Francesca Montinaro would be designing the stage for Eurovision 2022 in Turin. We now know a little more about the plans for the PalaOlimpico and the transformation it will undergo to host the contest in May!
What does Turin have in store?
According to Eurofestival News, here is what we can expect from this year’s stage:
The stage will be made up of 7 concentric platforms, with linear sliding movement of 180 degrees in both directions, which will carry a central wall and 6 concentric arches for a diameter of 19 meters and a height of 9 and a half meters.
The structures and motors to move the stage, together with the hatches-lights, drawbridges and a support for the LED walls will be housed in a metal carpentry area of 630 square meters and 2 meters high, also to be built.
According to the document, the stage will also consist of four portions of the floor measuring approximately 180 × 60, which will rotate, to facilitate the use of the scenographic elements. The Eurovision stage then traditionally has two entrances and these too will have to be specially built (precisely two motorized and two manual ones will be needed).
There will then also be two elevations which, in the intentions of the organization, will have to provide a walkable space in glass with an underlying surface in which vision devices will be affixed.
What this will look like in practice will be revealed in the coming months. If you have an eye for design, why not show us your idea of how this looks!?
The PalaOlimpico (or PalaAlpitour) arena was originally built as a venue for the 2006 Winter Olympics to host the ice hockey competition. It has since been used to host a variety of sporting events for disciplines as diverse as basketball and curling, conferences and conventions, music performances and other events.
Eurovision Song Contest 2022
Italy won the right to host the 2022 Eurovision Contest after Måneskin won the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam. Since then, Turin was selected to host the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, which is due to take place on 10th, 12th, and 14th May. It’s been revealed that 41 countries will be competing in the 66th edition of the competition with Armenia & Montenegro returning to the competition.
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News Source: Eurofestival News
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