Illumination

Living Connections:
A lighting signature for the Jacques Cartier Bridge

Programmation officielle Vive 375e
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The Jacques Cartier Bridge is an emblem of the Greater Montreal area because of its history and architecture. Living Connections is a unique interactive lighting concept that, for years to come, will be activated in real time by the seasons and the energy of the city. This ambitious, innovative new luminous signature is a tribute to an iconic feature of Montreal’s urban landscape.

The Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated is proud to lend its expertise to the illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge, a key project for the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation and the 375th anniversary of Montreal. This project strike the imagination and bring people together while showcasing the city’s incredible heritage.

As the seasons change, so do the lights

The concept

Thanks to intelligent programming, this first connected bridge comes alive every night. An iconic landmark during the day, the bridge comes to life at sunset, marks the new day at the stroke of midnight, and goes into sleep mode at daybreak. Activated by millions of data that make up the pulse of the city, the bridge becomes a unifying, living and lasting symbol.

As the seasons change, so do the lights

The bridge changes with the seasons thanks to a 365-colour calendar. Day after day, it gradually changes from an energizing spring green to a radiant summer orange, a voluptuous fall red, and finally an icy winter blue. The light subtly evokes the passage of time.

Hourly show

Every hour on the hour, short animations visually translate Montreal’s mood. These animations are customized to the moment by data collected during the day.

ENVIRONMENT: research, policy & natural phenomena – TECHNOLOGY: innovation & industry – BUSINESS: economy, finance & trade – SPORTS: local & national events – INSTITUTIONS: religious, political & justice – CIVIL SOCIETY: health, education, lifestyle & leisure –ARTS: arts, culture & entertainment

The pulse of Montréal

The vitality of Montrealers is constantly seen through a subtle flickering of the lights. The intensity, speed and density of the light particles varies with mentions of Montreal on social media.

The artistic concept was created by MOMENT FACTORY in collaboration with 6 Montreal multimedia and lighting studios:

Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public / Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations and UDO Design

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