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left to right:
A closer look at the adjustable-height Syrios pendants that provide ambient illumination for the waiting area.
By utilizing the same Syrios  xtures inside and out, the exterior portico seamlessly guides visitors to the front entrance and through the interior lobby.
Bright color – on the furnishings as well as accent lighting and playful elements – make the entrance to the Teck Acute Care Center feel “fun.” Luminus’ Syrios pendants provide both up and downlighting.
even, indirect illumination to highlight the wooden structure.
To accomplish this, the lighting designers speci ed Luminis’ Syrios SY806 up/down pendant for the interior lobby. This high-performance luminaire has a timeless design that blends with the contemporary architecture of the hospital center. The 8-inch cylindrical pendant delivers enough light to illuminate the  oor below and provides the uplight to accent the 20-foot ceiling. The design of the Syrios allows the light module
to be aimed precisely where it is needed, enabling the highlighting of the wood beams and ceiling.
The exterior canopy o ered its own speci c challenges due to the varying canopy heights. The solution was to combine direct and indirect pendants with surface-mounted  xtures. Syrios SY806 was installed for the higher canopy, providing path light as well as uplight.
For the lower canopy, a surface-mounted version of the Syrios SY810 was required to allow
ULTIMATELY, IT WAS THE KIDS WHO HAD THE FINAL SAY ON THE ARTWORK, WEIGHING IN WITH VALUABLE FEEDBACK.
su cient clearance for people walking below. These luminaires highlight the overhang canopy and intentionally push light away from the building in a controlled way to precisely illuminate the walkway as it leads into the lobby. The lighting designers were able to seamlessly mix and match the SY806 and SY810 luminaires to maintain a consistent design aesthetic. The project also had to meet the stringent energy-e cient targets for LEED Gold certi cation as well as local ASHRAE requirements.
The designers achieved a lighting scheme in
the entrance and lobby that is both soothing and impressive. The indirect distribution is consistently even, while the direct illumination is powerful with minimal glare for comfort.
The lighting design delivers light in exactly the right places to make both the exterior and interior areas well-illuminated, welcoming, and functional spaces for visitors and employees alike. From
a technical standpoint, the products meet all required standards and will continue to o er high quality, energy-e cient lighting for the hospital and its patients for many years to come.
PROJECT AT-A-GLANCE
Project Name:
BC Children’s Hospital (Teck Acute Care Centre)
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Lighting Designer:
SMP Engineering
Luminis Agent:
CDM2 Lightworks
Photography:
Ryan HK
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