From the North Shore to Stanley Park and the Coal Harbour seawall, the Sails at Canada Place have been one of Vancouver’s most visible landmarks since their launch at Expo 86. Whether visitors on the Burrard Inlet waterfront are watching seaplanes land, gazing at the North Shore mountains or simply trying to find their way back to the Vancouver Convention Centre, these five 90’-tall sails are a landmark that beckon even on the city’s foggiest days.
For the 2010 Olympics, the City created a ‘Sails of Light’ installation, a vibrant visual experience that incorporates colour, displays and animation on the sails from dusk until dawn. The exhibit’s allure endured long past the closing ceremonies and in 2014, Eos Lightmedia was contracted to update the equipment and provide new visual effects that would inspire visitors and create an emotional connection between this iconic landmark and both residents and visitors.
To replace the old fixed-mount fixtures, we installed state-of-the-art automated fixtures with LED lamps that provide far richer and more vibrant hues, as well as brighter displays for greater reach. Eos created new effects with moving lights, colours and patterns that can be adapted for seasonal design, awareness programs or customized to accommodate corporate logos. To help the client manage all this complexity, Eos developed an easier to control system that allows the client to remotely program and monitor the lighting.
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