INTERACTIVE ILLUMINATION FOR THE METROPOLIS’ FUTURE ICON – JACQUES CARTIER BRIDGE MONTREAL

annamaria monteverdi/ marzo 2, 2017/ NEWS

Living connections is a unique multidisciplinary project that will turn Jacques Cartier Bridge into an interactive art piece and a next-generation symbol for Montreal.

The bridge will be illuminated to celebrate the city’s 375th anniversary and Canada 150th anniversary.

The artistic concept is created and developed by Moment Factory in collaboration with six Montreal multimedia and lighting studios including Réalisations inc. that supports the realtime data collection which will fuel the creative component of the project. The collected information is a living portrait of the metropolis, Moment Factory will use it for artistic purposes to illuminate the bridge and to give us the opportunity to rediscover this architectural gem that is Montreal’s pride since its inauguration in 1930.

The Jacques Cartier Bridge is an emblem of the Greater Montreal area because of its history and unique architecture. Illumination of the Jacques Cartier Bridge
The Jacques Cartier Bridge is an emblem of the Greater Montreal area because of its history and unique architecture.

(Photo: Matias Garabedian, source: wikimedia, CC license).

With its 15 650 tonnes, the superstructure is a real steel giant overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
With its 33 267 tonnes, the superstructure is a real steel giant overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

It reaches a height of 104 meters and a length of 3.42 km. The bridge was designed by engineer Philip Louis Pratley circa 1925.

The unveiling of the highlighting is scheduled May 17, 2017, day of the 375th anniversary of Montreal.
The unveiling of the highlighting is scheduled May 17, 2017, day of the 375th anniversary of Montreal.

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.
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.