Lighting in Design Q1 2023

PROJECTTEAM Concept: Jacques Primeau, General Manager, Montréal en Lumière Design: Mélanie Tessier, Director, Experience Design, Montréal en Lumière Lighting design: Bruno Rafie, Lighting Consultant, Montréal en Lumière

A winter experience like no other The Montréal en Lumière festival opened a 300 m long aerial skating trail with an ambience of immersive sound and light. R olled out for the first time in 2022, and back from February 16 to March 5 this year, the Skating Loop, a unique multimedia experi comfort, and an optimal skating experience in an urban environment.

All the senses are engaged during the Skating Loop experience. From the elevated structure, rising 2.5 m above the ground, skaters are treated to a breath-taking view of the urban panorama, enhanced by large-scale video projections on the facades of surrounding structures, including the Wilder Building and the UQAM President Kennedy Pavilion. Hundreds of LED tube lights add enchantment to the icy course, while a state-of-the-art sound system disseminates a playlist compiled just for the event. Brilliantly met technical challenges Bringing a project as elaborate and audacious as

ence produced with major support from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) and Tourisme Montréal , attracted nearly 25 000Montreal skaters last year. It quickly became a must-experience at the Montréal en Lumière festival, presented by Loto-Québec in collaboration with Scotiabank. Creating a ‘first ever’ An original and innovative concept, designed with Montreal’s winter-loving spirit in mind, the Skating Loop inspires citizens to return to downtown Montreal and reclaim space vacated after the pandemic: a play of illuminated installations, exciting musical atmospheres, constantly heated


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