Development Firm & Culture Company: Westbank, Vancouver, Canada
Artist: Douglas Coupland, Toronto, Canada
Construction: Icon West Construction, Vancouver, Canada
Agent: SDA Lighting & Controls, New York, USA
Media Content: SACO Media Collective, Montreal, Canada
SACO is delighted to work with development firm and culture company Westbank, and renowned Canadian artist and author Douglas Coupland to feature one of the largest public art installations in Canada. Northern Lights, a 160,000 square foot LED-based art installation on the new TELUS Sky building, will add a new work of global significance to Calgary’s vibrant public art culture.
The opening for TELUS Sky is planned for 2019 and it will be the third tallest building in the city’s skyline. SACO entirely transformed the north and south facades of the 60-storey tower clad in a dynamic and colorful LED installation by using its innovative Shockwave Direct View V-Stick LED Light fixtures.
SACO pushed the envelope by creating a custom 90-degree angled V-Stick and developed a sleek custom machined housing for each V-Stick to seamlessly integrate into the building’s unique architecture and inspire wonder with a spellbinding show that honours the aurora borealis.