UP EXPRESS UNION STATION LIGHTING, Toronto, Ontario
Designers: Katherine Mackay - WSP/MMM Group
Photos: Tim Arban
Sculptural wooden beams at a new train station rise and descend, suggesting movement, while lighting gives life to the exposed architectural elements. The minimalistic and discreet LED system enhances the station’s elegant aesthetic, assists with wayfinding and optimizes energy efficiency. All low-ceiling areas are softly illuminated by a combination of in-ground luminaires and opal-lensed, low-glare linear luminaires recessed between the wooden beams. Adjustable multi-head luminaires highlight signage and retail displays, and luminaires with 15-deg optics, housed in structural columns, provide accent lighting. Connected photocells prompt nighttime lighting in areas with abundant daylight, including the train platform, where vertical beams within a 250-ft long skylight conceal adjustable luminaires with 20-deg optics. Semi-recessed 4-ft long linear louver luminaires with alternating 30/60 and 10/60-deg asymmetric optics, mounted on the bulkhead and aimed upward, enhance the airiness of the 30-ft high space. One continuous 4-in. wide luminaire with asymmetric distribution, recessed above the railcar doors, offers transitional illumination.
Acknowledgment: The Society would like to thank the many people who make this program a reality.
To the IES Section IA chairs and Section Officers who volunteer their time and effort in promoting the program and hosting section programs and award presentations at the local level.
To all of the judging panels: section judges, online judges and final judges who gave of their time and expertise to review the submissions for this year's program.
To the members of the Illumination Awards Committee who strive each year to enhance the IES Illumination Awards and continue to produce a valuable and prestigious award program.
And, to the lighting designers who, through their submission, share their knowledge, expertise and ingenuity with the entire lighting design community through the presentation of their successful work in response to the many challenges faced by the lighting profession.
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