AUSTRIA – DW presented a video with the original design of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest stage by Austrian mastermind Florian Wieder. The original design included rolling LEDs and Green Room in both sides of the arena with a catwalk in the middle. The design rejected and revamped due to high cost.
Ola Melzig explains that the current stage design is about 30 tons of 350 sq. meters with the main stage moving independently falling and rising during the performances, changing the geometry of the scene to adjust each performance to a unique presentation.