Lumenpulse luminaires were chosen to light a series of Montreal buildings as part of Montreal’s 375th and Canada’s 150th anniversary festivities. The Jacques-Cartier Bridge, a Montreal architectural landmark, came to life with a lighting design, named LIVING CONNECTIONS. This lighting design adapts to the city’s changing seasons and the ever-evolving, data-responsive programming creates a symbol of Montreal’s unique history and creativity.
“We are proud to have helped illuminate these symbols that grace Montreal’s skyline,” says Francois-Xavier Souvay, chairman, president and CEO of the Lumenpulse Group. “As Montrealers, we felt a responsibility to make sure we provided a lighting solution that revealed Montreal’s splendor bringing forth a beacon of inspiration to Montreal’s sky for years to come.”
The Jacques-Cartier Bridge’s lighting design was led by Moment Factory, and included the efforts of six more Montreal-based multimedia and lighting studios: Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public/Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations and UDO Design.
The lighting design used approximately 95 Lumenfacade luminaires to light the bridge pillars, while approximately 480 Lumenbeam XLarge luminaires, concealed from view within the structure, bathe the interior structure with a wash of color.
The project is part of a series of lighting schemes to celebrate multiple sites across the city, including the Ile Sainte-Helene Biosphere. Created by the firm 4U2C, under the supervision of lighting designer Yves Aucoin, the design enhances the existing lighting system and highlights the structure’s architectural qualities. The sphere’s appearance is constantly changing; various color and intensity schemes are applied to the metallic structure throughout the night.
The Jacques-Cartier Bridges joins the growing constellation of illuminated Montreal landmarks, which include such places as: Place Ville-Marie, the Mount Royal Cross, the Biosphere and the Montreal Olympic Tower.