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Permanent exhibitions

2008-2011  

EDF electricity generation facilities

Variable surfaces

Design: Je formule

Our contribution: storyline, script writing, scenography, oversight through completion.

At the foot of power plants

Public Information Centres are exhibitions of varying sizes that are designed in collaboration with Carré noir and aimed at informing the public about EDF activities at the company’s different generation facilities.

The design must meet certain criteria: it must be infinitely reproducible; it must be adaptable for presentation in a venue as small as 100 m2  and as large as 400 m2 and it must cover the local means of generation, whether it be a hydroelectric dam or a nuclear power plant.

We therefore proposed themes that are adjustable in three different sizes. Some of the themes are general, such as electricity generation (history of electrical energy, overview of generation, ecological considerations, etc.), while others develop a specific type of generation (hydropower, fossil-fired and nuclear plants). The number and dimensions of the modules vary from one site to another, but the company’s signature approach and visual identity remain the same.


Special exhibitions

Some of the sites had particular requirements due to their technical or architectural specificities.

The Bazacle is a historic dam located right in the middle of Toulouse. The exhibition extends inside and out, giving new life to the walkways and deck. The purpose is threefold: explain how electricity is generated; give an overview of the rich history and culture of the city; and raise awareness about our fragile environment.

The Rance barrage is one of France’s most visited industrial sites. The tidal power station is situated right between the cities of Dinard and Saint-Malo in Brittany. The discovery centre is located below the bridge deck. From one of its rooms it is possible to see the entire station through a glass window located below sea level. The scenography highlights this particular form of electricity generation, but also presents interesting cultural, landscape and ecological features of the environs.

At Flamanville, the previous exhibition design and scenography were overhauled to meet contemporary standards, and multimedia was bolstered significantly.

The Flamanville facility, home to the EPR under construction, is garnering major attention. As a result, EDF takes special care with its public communications.

Permanent exhibition

Opened June 2011

Rance Tidal Power Station

400 m2

Design: Je formule

Our contribution: storyline, script writing, scenography, oversight through completion.

BARRAGE DE LA RANCE 2011

FRANCE 2008-2011

Permanent exhibition

Opened in October, 2010  

Bazacle Dam, Toulouse, France

600 m2 

Design: Juliette Dupuy

Our contribution: Storyline, script writing, scenography, oversight through completion.

TOULOUSE 2010

Permanent exhibition

Opened December 2013

Flamanville Nuclear Power Station

500 m2

Design: Je formule

Our contribution: storyline, script writing, scenography, oversight through completion.

FLAMANVILLE 2013

Permanent exhibitions

2008-2015

Client: Carré Noir (Publicis Group) for EDF

>>>> Public Information Centres, themed modules

>>> A visit of historic turbines

>> Rance River birdlife

> The “history of electricity” featuring animated portraits of historical inventors.