Located on the corner of a main road and a residential street in a northern area of Montreal, Cartierville’s Y Centre has the look of a gleaming pavilion through a screen of vegetation. The building is split into two units, one with two and the other with three storeys, each blending in with the surrounding residential districts to the north and south of the site. Thanks to the great transparency of the structures, both towards the inside and the outside, the Y Centre confirms a real desire for openness with regard to its community. It is this transparency that was the starting point in the development The YMCA sports complex in Montréal Montréal, Canada Client YMCA Architect Daoust Lestage Lighting Designer Eclairage Public - Gilles Arpin of the lighting design by Eclairage Public.
Gilles Arpin stated: “Our approach for general lighting led us to use linear lights in all of the building’s communal areas to make the most of the size of the structure and to achieve the desired light levels. We used iSign luminaires because of their special light emission and their shape, which gives the place a playful touch. In communal areas and offices we used the Libra pendant. Outside bollards guide users to the entrance, accentuated with a thin blade of light”.
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