Visitors to Paris were surprised when Parisian hotel Le Royal Monceau announced it’s closure for a year in order to refurbish. The hotel, known for its Parisian chic and glamor, sought the help of Belgian designer and artist Arne Quinze. He created a sculpture to mark the refurbishing of the hotel. The sculpture, REBIRTH, is a reference to the hotel’s reopening next year. REBIRTH is a thought provoking and futuristic wooden sculpture, which is installed to partly inform people of the refurbishing taking place in the hotel. The hotel is also planning a gala ‘Demolition Party’ where many VIPs are expected to join in the bash. The sculpture embraces and occupies almost all areas of the hotel. The sculpture is a first of its kind and envelops corridors, breaks through walls, stairways, lobbies and rooms. 15 kilometers of red wood and 40 video screens have been used for the sculpture and it represents an endless flow of energy. The screens depict the story of the hotel through the past decades. The REBIRTH reflects a transition period, in which the hotel will undergo the refurbishing process eventually be born again next year.