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Title: Ice Statues at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Client: Ogilvy PR London
Category: live-carving-displays, experimental-and-jaw-dropping
Location: Davos, Switzerland
Description:

Contracted by Ogilvy PR London and on behalf of the The Dogus Group, Icebox was commissioned to build seven ice statue replicas of the Turkish ‘Göbeklitepe’ temple complex.  The statues were installed outside the Davos Congress Centre and were a central focus for the “Protecting the Cultural Heritage” Gala Dinner at the 46th World Economic Forum in Davos.  The objectives of the project was to raise awareness of Göbeklitepe amongst world leaders and further promote the preservation of the cultural heritage site for future generations to enjoy and learn from.

Icebox was given one week from sign off to execution to design and carve the seven ice statue replicas, create bespoke lighting platforms and organise the logistical challenges of transporting ice out to Davos. Working from a series of website images only (see supporting material) our Ice Artists spent two days on site carving and texturing 2.25 tonnes of ice into the seven statue replicas, adding details as found on the original ancient stones.

Due to the freezing temperatures in Davos during the World Economic Forum, the ice statues remained on display for the duration of the forum and were appreciated by state ministers, academics, top officials of the world leading companies, artists, sportsmen and NGO representatives.  Both clients were delighted with the detail and accuracy of the Ice Statues and the overall execution of the event by Icebox.

 

 

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