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Lonsdale Quay Bus Exchange

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company AES Engineering
Lead Designers Victor Quezada
Architecture Company DIALOG
Client TransLink
Photo Credits Andrew Latreille
Completion Date November 2020
Project Location North Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Entry Description
As a gateway from Vancouver’s North Shore to the Downtown Core, this bus exchange is a highly trafficked entry way to the passenger-only ferry that traverses the Burrard Inlet.

Fluorescent and metal halide luminaires were upgraded to static LED, RGB and colour-tuning lighting. Colour-tuning luminaires were installed to mimic the temperature of the natural lighting throughout the day. Drive aisle and median lighting stays consistently bright for safety considerations while all other luminaires, including those in bus bays and columns, transition from warm to cool temperatures, aligning with the natural circadian rhythm in this human- centric design.

Wayfinding lights encourage movement and intuitively lead pedestrians under the striking pyramidal feature ceiling while RGB and colour-tuning lighting creates visual interest, enveloping commuters into the experience. Lighting controls include 0-10V and DMX functionality and were commissioned to provide scenes for the client. A touch panel allows for future adjustments with a user-friendly GUI. The design came in under budget, met illumination requirements, including night sky preservation, and energy requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 201