Salex was involved in the lighting design for Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The project has won a total of 20 national and international awards, including the recent 2013 International Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture & Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design & Urban Design.
The mixed-use village designed to revitalize downtown Thunder Bay and its Waterfront was an ambitious public/private sector project. Cutting-edge architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and public art are fused with recreation, retail and condominium development to create a lively urban village linking the lake with downtown.
As the main lighting supplier on the project, we worked closely with architects Brook McIlroy to help fulfill their creative vision. The lighting on the pier was designed to mark and set mood, while the lighting surrounding the Arts Centre and skating rink was for general purpose and flexibility. The goal was to convey a feeling of calm and tranquility, encouraging an inviting and user-friendly outdoor environment.
Several different types of fixtures were used from manufacturers WE-EF, ERCO and Tehomet. In some areas, architectural wooden poles were selected to mount fixtures, allowing for a landscape lighting design that truly embraced its natural surrounding.