A huge eye is the simplest way to describe how it looks like but there is substantially more behind the vision of the stage of the 2015 edition of the world's biggest entertainment event. The eye is a portal and forms a bridge between the artists, their delegations and the audience all over the world.
"The vision for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is the bridge from the past to the present and the future. The eye is a symbol of this bridge - a mutual respect between cultures, countries and people." explains Kathrin Zechner, ORF’s TV director.
The stage consists of 1288 individual pillars and measures 44 metres in width, 14,3 metres in height and up to 22 metres in depth. The LED pillars can produce a wide variety of lighting effects as can the 11 metre diameter stage floor. In the background, there is another LED wall of 22 metres wide and 8,5 metres high.
Best of the best
The stage design has brought together some of the best creative professionals in the world with the two Prime Time Emmy winners Florian Wieder (Creative Producer and Production Designer) and Al Gurdon. In addition to them the Head of Directing Teams and Senior Producer is Kurt Pongratz.