The Geo-E-Site, an important hydroelectric power station located 62 miles northwest of Tokyo that provides most of the energy needs to the surrounding areas and plays host to a number of tourists daily, has just become home to a number of Clay Paky lights and projectors.
A subterranean open-space environment about 984 feet below the power station was created as part of a plan for revaluing the Geo-E Site area. The purpose is to illustrate all the steps that lead to the production of hydroelectric power by means of a guided itinerary. Six Clay Paky CP Color 150-E projectors were used to make the visit more pleasant and at the same time, to highlight some of the fundamental parts of the power station through the astute use of light.
“The use of projectors with IP65 protection became indispensable since the place, by its nature, is very damp and dusty,” explains architect Keiko Yonezawa, president of Strise, which implemented the project. “The Clay Paky CP Color units confirmed their complete reliability, which we had already experienced in numerous other applications throughout Japan.”Inside the salon is a room explaining the history of the power station and the operating principles of power production. Two Clay Paky V.I.P. 300 units have been installed in this area to reproduce the effect of water through the use of rotating glass gobos.