EUREKA Feature 2019: Lazaridis Institute, Wilfrid Laurier University
The Lazaridis Institute part of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario chose a former manufacturing building as the home to their new Executive Development Centre.
Tanhani Gunal, senior designer at Dfy Studio told Eureka, “We had beautiful bones to work with. We wanted the elements of the lighting and walls to create a clean, crisp, and vibrant environment.”
“The exposed ceiling in the main event room posed a challenge for lighting. Fixtures needed to hold their own in a space that already had a lot going on with open beams, pipes and duct work. And the space itself would serve many functions, from presentations to social events to breakout meetings. The designers needed a fixture that would not only provide versatile lighting for the varied functions, but would be dynamic enough to add the “wow” factor they wanted to achieve for the space.” Eureka
Dfy Studio used Eureka’s Arena lighting system to create a statement within the space. The large black, circular fixtures were hung through out the space bringing a modern touch to the industrial environment.
“The multi-award-winning Arena was the lighting system of choice. A unique magnetic ring by Eureka Lighting, twelve Arena fixtures were placed across the industrial ceiling. Arena’s seamless circular profile has a discreet, innovative low-power ring and instant magnetic connections. Light sources can be placed, without tools, anywhere along the ring to create a unique lighting environment.” Eureka
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