George C. King Bridge Lit by Speirs + Major

George C. King Bridge

The George C. King Bridge on the Bow River in the Patrick island will now make an impression with nighttime illumination as well as daylight architecture.

The bridge connects the newly developed 31-acre recreational park to Calgary’s East Village and its Bridgeland-Riverside, welcomes thousands of residents everyday.

This special work designed by Speirs + Major creates the moments of pleasure with fascinating light scenarios generated by kinetics movements that occurs when the pedestrians move on. The lighting of bridge, which makes an emotional connection for pedestrians, is designed to provide light varying rhythmic movements.

Speirs + Major used the bridge balustrades and sitting benches as a light source in the lighting design of the bridge. In the scenes changing according to the kinetic movements of the pedestrians, the balustrades and the bench illuminations reveal different light effects. Illuminations with a special automation software can be lit at different lighting levels according to the hours of the day time at the same time.

Lighting Design: Speirs + Major
Client: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation
Architecture: SPAN
Engineering: WSP
Elect. Engineering: Mulvey & Banani
Contractor: Graham Construction
Elect. Contractor: Concept Group
Videograph: Wiktor Skupinski






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