Contra Vision® adds Christmas Sparkle to Heathrow T2

With the festive season fast approaching, Christmas trees are popping up all over the country. This week sees Heathrow Airport complete its Christmas transformation with the arrival of London’s largest interactive Christmas tree at its most recent terminal – Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal.

Working with Fisher Productions, Heathrow has created and installed a giant see-through vinyl Christmas tree which stands over 90ft tall in the covered courtyard of Terminal 2.

The tree has a vintage feel, reminiscent of the Christmas trees the Queen would have enjoyed as a child, topped with a replica of her iconic coronation crown.

Oasis Graphics chose to print the image on Contra Vision® BACKLITE™, the image has a modern see-through aspect, it is also interactive. The tree is covered with garlands of lights that can be triggered to flash and dance by passengers who tweet Christmas greetings with the hashtag #T2Christmas.

Normand Boivin, Heathrow’s COO said: “Launching the Terminal 2 Christmas tree with the first tweet was brilliant fun. It is a fantastic piece of technology and really adds a festive touch to the terminal. We’re certain our passengers will enjoy taking part in lighting up the tree and look forward to hearing their thoughts through Twitter.”

The tree will be in situ until the twelve night (6th January) allowing hundreds of thousands of passengers to enjoy it.

Terminal 2 Christmas

Contra Vision finds a voice

Contra Vision BACKLITE


The latest series of “The Voice” sees highly impactful window graphics dominate the front of the BBC Studio at Media City. The images are shown throughout the TV broadcast from both the outside and inside of the building. The installation was particularly challenging as the building has such strong internal lighting.

During the hours of darkness, traditional white on black see-through graphics suffer from ‘burn-through’ where the lights inside a building can reduce or even eliminate the impact of the graphics altogether, particularly if there is no or inadequate external illumination as in this case.

To combat the light and really make the graphics ‘pop’, The design agency behind the installation, worked with Contra Vision and selected Contra Vision® BACKLITE Performance™ to create impact day and night.