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Lighting up the entrance to Christchurch City

Schneider Electric is proud to be associated with what is set to become Canterbury’s iconic visual connection with the city.
Fanfare by Christchurch-born sculptor Neil Dawson is New Zealand’s largest work of public sculpture. The work was originally suspended from the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the 2005 New Years celebrations.

The 25 tonne, 25-metre tall sphere is covered in 360 spinning metal pinwheels and is one of the largest public artworks in New Zealand.
SCAPE Public Art have been inspirational in leading the project for installing Fanfare bringing together many of Christchurch’s top organisations.

The vibrant lighting will be controlled by Schneider Electric’s C-Bus control system.  C-Bus is approaching 20 years in the market and can be found in many New Zealand homes and buildings.

Combining the design and implementation of Fanfare with C-Bus approved installer Aotea Electric has been enjoyable and rewarding.
Dave Chapman Schneider Electric’s Channel Manager for Consumers says “Helping to provide a great outcome to complete the sculpture was vitally important. Thanks to the skill and hard work of the Aotea Electric installers along with the systems latest innovations we have success.”

“Now what a great feeling to tell our kids and grand kids that we had a small part in making Fanfare come to life as its dynamic presence creates a landmark for the future of Christchurch.”

For more information on Schneider Electric: www.schneider-electric.com/nz

For more information on Fanfare: www.scapepublicart.org.nz