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Jacques-Cartier Bridge illumination
Montreal’s Energy, Illuminated
2017 - Montreal
An urban data-responsive light installation engineered to reflect the digital pulse of the city.
Next year, our visual experience of Montreal’s iconic Jacques Cartier Bridge will be radically transformed. In preparation for the festivities for the 150th anniversary of Canada and the 375th anniversary of Montreal, Moment Factory and six local multimedia and lighting studios are working together on the creation of an interactive illumination installation that will grace the bridge for the next ten years and beyond.

A crucial artery of communication, the bridge is a historic gateway into our island city, symbolizing Montreal’s myriad connections to the mainland and the rest of the world. From this simple idea of interconnectivity was conceived the working title Living Connections— an ever-evolving data-responsive light installation that changes with the seasons and reflects the pulse of the city’s synergies. Inspired by the matrix structure of the bridge itself —resembling a network — Living Connections will shine with Montreal’s very own energy. Real-time digital information from the city's urban data stream will be harvested and converted instantaneously into dynamic light effects. This project expands the frontiers of innovation, breathing new life into one of the nation's most recognizable architectural icons.

A project directed by Jacques Cartier and Champlain Bridges Incorporated.

A concept by Moment Factory.

In collaboration with : Ambiances Design Productions, ATOMIC3, Éclairage Public / Ombrages, Lucion Média, Réalisations and UDO Design.