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  • Schneider Electric helps light up the entrance to Christchurch

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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 Year’s celebrations. The 25 tonne, six storey tall work has 360 one metre wide wind powered 'pinwheels' covering the surface.

SCAPE Public Art have been inspirational in leading the project for installing Fanfare, bringing together many of Christchurch's top organisations. Schneider Electric is proud to be associated with the iconic sculpture.

The vibrant lighting is 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 system's latest innovations, we have success."

He adds, "What a great feeling to tell our kids and grandkids that we had a small part in making Fanfare come to life as its dynamic presence creates a landmark for the future of Christchurch."

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