EN | FR
  1. Art
  2. Commercial Architecture
  3. Commercial Interior Design
  4. Competition
  5. Edition
  6. Event + Exhibition
  7. Fashion Design
  8. Graphic Design
  9. Industrial Architecture
  10. Industrial Design
  11. Institutional Architecture
  12. Landscape Architecture
  13. Lifestyle
  14. Lighting Design
  15. Multimedia Design
  16. Product
  17. Real Estate
  18. Residential Architecture
  19. Residential Interior Design
  20. Urban Design
  21. X
⇤ Newswire
v2com, the international newswire specializing in the distribution of design, architecture and lifestyle press kits to the media
Journalists! Take advantage of free access to press kits to easily download high resolution images.


Professionals! Join an influential network, get international media coverage and improve your reputation.


We are sociable!


Subscribe
to our newsletter.



Press Kit
| no: 621-20
Press kits are only available
for download by media.
Terms
For immediate release

All photos must be published with proper credit.
Please reference v2com as the source
whenever possible. We always appreciate
receiving PDF copies of your articles.

Press materials


Download the full package of low-resolution images:
LR Images ~ 3.23 MB


Download the full package of high-resolution images:
HR images ~ 61.5 MB


The high-resolution images are also available individually under each image.

The press release is available below (copy and paste).


Flag black
Press kit - Press release - A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion

A Dynamic New Lighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins

Montréal, Canada

Lightemotion

Custom Lighting Design Solution Brings Dynamic Lighting to Complexe Desjardins


Montréal, Canada, 2015-03-23 -

A new custom lighting design developed by Montreal based Lightemotion has made its mark in downtown Montreal. Working closely with the facilities team at Complexe Desjardins, Lightemotion has breathed new life into Montreal's largest mixed use development, totaling 4 million square feet. Located in the Quartier Des Spectacles and facing the recently renovated Place Des Arts, featuring an innovative lighting scheme designed by Lightemotion, Complexe Desjardins is the latest addition to the Quartier to include a dynamic and innovative lighting design strategy.


The client was interested in resolving numerous issues through a lighting design strategy for the interior retail concourse and two main entrances to the retail concourse. Lightemotion was selected to develop a distinctive new lighting scheme to create a warmer overall ambiance, be dynamic and programmable, reduce heating and cooling costs and produce a call to action from the street so pedestrians will enter the complex. One of the main features of the design is the ability for the client to create programmable and dynamic lighting effects that adapt to the time of day, season and activity within the space. Environmental sustainability was also paramount in the lighting program to reduce hydro consumption, cooling and maintenance costs.


We undertook an exhaustive research and mock-up program that recommended replacing the existing flood lights with a custom designed fixture. We conceived a bi-directional 140 watt LED lighting fixture that showcased the unique diamond coffered ceiling combined with a powerful down light to illuminate the entire shopping centre, adding much needed texture and nuance to the space. This also created unique floor pattern which enlivened the space enhanced intuitive wayfinding and also diminished the vastness of the space.  “This lighting system not only provides a warmer ambience, with pre-programmed lighting that changes over the course of the day, but it is 67% more economical than the previous system and provides triple the lighting intensity at floor level!” explains François Roupinian, the founder and president of Lightemotion.


Custom Lighting Solution: To create a lighting ambience that is both friendly and dynamic, Lightemotion conceived a bidirectional LED (light-emitting diode) lighting fixture that the Montreal company Lumenpulse developed for this project. Composed of two elements (a frame equipped with RGB LEDs and a downward-directed directional flood), this brand-new fixture both directs coloured light upward as well as directing lighting downwards towards the floor. 


By installing one of these fixtures in each ceiling coffer, Lightemotion made it possible to create very subtle chromatic nuances that produce the effect of a path of colours covering the vault of the retail concourse. Outside, the marquees covering each of the building’s two entrances have also been provided with a lighting system that can project onto the ground a chromatic ambience creating a call to action to enter the retail concourse. The down lights provide 4 times more lux level than the previous fixtures while also creating a visually stimulating pattern on the floor eliminating the typical flat floodlight wash effect.


The Urban Clock: Since the Complex is both an event space and shopping centre, there was a mandate to ensure the new fixtures provided a wide range of visual options. After a careful study of the traffic patterns based on time of day and activity, we developed an “Urban Clock” concept which uses programmable DMX system to adapt the colours, tones, intensity and colour temperature. Mornings were a bright and energetic dynamic white scheme to help people start their day.

  

For the lunch time rush we added warm colour tones to provide a luminotherapy effect, especially in the darker fall and winter months, and at night we selected darker tones in blues and greens to create a relaxing ambience for shopping. The custom fixtures were also used outside at each of the build­ing’s entrances. By utilizing the same design principles and technologies as inside, the entrance lighting system projects onto the sidewalk creating a chromatic coloured am­biance which compliments the lighting display inside.


Environmental Stewardship: The lighting design does more than offer a daily show to visitors and a visual signature to Complexe Desjardins. It is also much more energy-efficient than the traditional 400-watt lighting fixtures that replaced. Using only 132 watts each, the new fixtures reduce energy consumption by 67%. Because they are also equipped with photoelectric cells, they are capable of automatically adjusting the lighting intensity and power consumption to compensate for the amount of natural light entering the concourse through two large curtain wall windows at each of the two main entrances


Company Background

Founded in 2002 by Francois Roupinian, IALD, Lightemotion is an independent global lighting design consultancy that combines outstanding lighting design with technical excellence.

 

With a passion for theatre, an eye for great design and expertise in the latest technologies, François and his team have created the exterior and interior lighting solutions for an impressive roster of global projects. As creative director, François has directed over sixty projects in five continents, collaborating with award-winning architecture, interior design and exhibit design firms within the cultural, retail, institutional, civic, master planning and hospitality sectors.

 

With his team of in-house lighting designers, theatre design experts, lighting engineers and interior architects, Lightemotion believes in a “design first” process. This approach has a proven track record of achieving clients' design and business objectives, which are translated into a creative visual language that delivers cost-effective and environmentally sustainable lighting solutions.

 

Lightemotion has enjoyed many accolades and has been published widely in leading international journals; selected publications include, Huffington Post, Dwell, Canadian Architect, Architectural Record, Mondo Arc, Lighting Magazine, LD+A and Objekt.



- 30 -


Media contact
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design -  Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse - Before and After   - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse - Before and After
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Low-resolution image

~ 610 KB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design - Complexe Desjardins - Before and After - Entrance to Retail Concourse - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Before and After - Entrance to Retail Concourse
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Very High-resolution image
38.0 x 13.33
300dpi

~ 16 MB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design - Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse  - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse 
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Low-resolution image

~ 1.5 MB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design -  Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse   - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse 
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Very High-resolution image
13.33 x 20.0
300dpi

~ 3.1 MB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design -  Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse    - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Retail Concourse 
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Very High-resolution image
13.33 x 20.0
300dpi

~ 3.3 MB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design - Complexe Desjardins - Entrance to Retail Concourse   - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Entrance to Retail Concourse 
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Very High-resolution image
13.33 x 20.0
300dpi

~ 2.4 MB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design - Complexe Desjardins - Custom Lighting Fixture Detail    - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Custom Lighting Fixture Detail   
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Very High-resolution image
20.0 x 13.33
300dpi

~ 1.7 MB
Press kit | 621-20 - Press release | A Dynamic NewLighting Signature for Complexe Desjardins - Lightemotion - Lighting Design - Complexe Desjardins - Entrance to Retail Concourse  - Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Complexe Desjardins - Entrance to Retail Concourse
Photo credit: LIghtemotion
Download
Very High-resolution image
20.0 x 13.33
300dpi

~ 3.2 MB
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion Illuminates the Canadian Museum of History - Lightemotion
A v2com exclusive

Lightemotion Illuminates the Canadian Museum of History

Lightemotion

Montréal, Canada, 2017-12-08
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lighting Up 180 Wellington - Lightemotion
A v2com exclusive

Lighting Up 180 Wellington

Lightemotion

Ottawa, Canada, 2017-06-26
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - An immersive Lighting design for the Lac-Leamy Casino - Lightemotion

An immersive Lighting design for the Lac-Leamy Casino

Lightemotion

Montréal, Canada, 2016-02-18
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion wins three IES-Montréal Lumière 2015 Illumination Awards - Lightemotion
A v2com exclusive

Lightemotion wins three IES-Montréal Lumière 2015 Illumination Awards

Lightemotion

Montréal, Canada, 2015-11-16
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World - Lightemotion
A v2com exclusive

Multisensory experience at the new Belgian railway museum Train World

Lightemotion

Montréal, Canada, 2015-10-19
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Giant Lampshades Create Spectacular Urban Lighting in Quebec City - Lightemotion

Giant Lampshades Create Spectacular Urban Lighting in Quebec City

Lightemotion

Montréal, Canada, 2015-02-09
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion illuminates Revel Casino, the new benchmark for casino resorts - Lightemotion

Lightemotion illuminates Revel Casino, the new benchmark for casino resorts

Lightemotion

Montreal, Canada, 2012-04-22
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Church of St. John the Evangelist - Lightemotion

Church of St. John the Evangelist

Lightemotion

Montreal, Canada, 2012-04-04
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion illuminates The Ajax Experience - Lightemotion

Lightemotion illuminates The Ajax Experience

Lightemotion

Montreal, Canada, 2012-02-22
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion celebrates ten years of international success - Lightemotion

Lightemotion celebrates ten years of international success

Lightemotion

Montreal, Canada, 2012-02-01
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion illuminates the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme in Place des Arts - Lightemotion

Lightemotion illuminates the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme in Place des Arts

Lightemotion

Montreal, Canada, 2011-06-06
Same company
Newsroom - Press release - Lightemotion illuminates The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino - Lightemotion

Lightemotion illuminates The Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino

Lightemotion

Montreal, Canada, 2011-05-31
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Induction Wall Light - Castor Design

Induction Wall Light

Castor Design

Toronto, Canada, 2018-07-18
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Bover Launches Its Outdoor Collection - Bover Barcelona

Bover Launches Its Outdoor Collection

Bover Barcelona

Cardedeu, Spain, 2018-07-16
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - The Da Vinci Lighting Collection - Karice Enterprises Ltd.
A v2com exclusive

The Da Vinci Lighting Collection

Karice Enterprises Ltd.

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-06-21
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - IESBC Announces its 2018 ‘Vision Awards’ for Best Lighting Design in BC, Canada - IESBC
A v2com exclusive

IESBC Announces its 2018 ‘Vision Awards’ for Best Lighting Design in BC, Canada 

IESBC

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-06-01
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Canadian Lighting Company Archilume Unveils Three New LED Luminaire Lines at  ICFF May 20-23, 2018 - Archilume
A v2com exclusive

Canadian Lighting Company Archilume Unveils Three New LED Luminaire Lines at ICFF May 20-23, 2018

Archilume

Vancouver, Canada, 2018-05-15
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - d'Armes Unveils Its New Light Fixture Cé - d'Armes Luminaires

d'Armes Unveils Its New Light Fixture Cé

d'Armes Luminaires

Montréal, Canada, 2018-03-20
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - The New Larose Guyon Studio - Larose Guyon
A v2com exclusive

The New Larose Guyon Studio

Larose Guyon

Verchères, Canada, 2017-12-12
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Lambert & Fils Launches The Mile at IDS - Lambert & Fils
A v2com exclusive

Lambert & Fils Launches The Mile at IDS

Lambert & Fils

Montréal, Canada, 2017-12-12
You may also like...
Newsroom - Press release - Light Arrival - Flynn Architecture & Design

Light Arrival

Flynn Architecture & Design

Crystal Lake, United States, 2017-11-29