Jacques Cartier Bridge Lights


The Jacques Cartier bridge in Montreal is a vital link in the infrastructure as well as a prominent part of the city’s visual signature and skyline.

Design concept

The bridge is augmented with colored lighting and running lights, controlled by environmental data such as time of day, season, and traffic volume to express the pulse of the city. Individual citizens can influence the running lights to some extent by sending tweets with a specific hashtag.

Experiential qualities and related concepts

Atmosphere, calm, hybrid, place-specific, sublime.

Augmentation modality


Technical options

Computer-controlled lighting equipment.

Prototyping techniques

Photo storyboarding.
VR modelling


Moment Factory, 2017