1 McGill

The façade of 1 McGill Street adds an elegant glow to the neighbourhood thanks to Lumenpulse luminaires.

On the corner of McGill Street and La Commune is a tasteful condominium complex which overlooks the historic Old Port of Montreal. The elegant exterior lighting design now showcases its façade using Lumenpulse luminaires. 

Éclairage Public, a division of Ombrages skillfully used the precision optics of the Lumenpulse Lumenfacade luminaires in their design to both directly and indirectly graze the brick of the sectional pilasters, highlighting the brick textures and vertical magnitude of the structure, while keeping light from spilling into the condos. The Lumenfacade luminaires used to graze the cornices were matched to the warmth of the pilaster luminaires, creating a unified, fluid look across the building’s façade. The curved balconies of the central and street corner sections have been given their signature underline thanks to Lumencove Exterior fixtures.

The low profile of the Lumenfacade and Lumencove luminaires gives them a discreet presence during the day, but at night, 1 McGill Street gives a glowing elegance to its surrounds. The City and condo owners agree, this eleven-storey building has now taken its rightful place in the Montreal nightscape.

21 x Lumenfacade, 2’, 3000K, 10° x 10°
31 x Lumenfacade Horizontal, 2’, 3000K, 10° x 10°
27 x Lumencove Exterior, 2’, 3000K

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Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Market: Office space, Urban
Client: City of Montreal, The Quebec Ministry of Culture, 1 McGill Street Condominium Administration
Photographer: Groupe Ombrages, Ombrages
Architect: Lapointe Magne & associés, Lapointe Magne et associés
Lighting Design: Eclairage Public
Project Management: AGIL

The discreet linear size of the Lumenfacade, along with the versatility of the accessories and the variety of light distributions was the ideal choice for the unobtrusive installation.

Gilles Arpin
Lighing Designer
Éclairage Public