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An Immersive Lighting Design for the Lac-Leamy Casino

An Immersive Lighting Design for the Lac-Leamy Casino

Montréal, March 29, 2016

A new immersive and sophisticated lighting environment, custom made by the Montreal firm Lightemotion, is getting noticed at the Lac-Leamy Casino.

Mandated by Loto-Quebec and the Gatineau casino, Lightemotion worked closely with the architects of Sid Lee Architecture and Fortin Corriveau Salvail archi- tecture + design to create a direct symbiosis   between architectural elements and light.

The result is an immer- sive experience that begins at the threshold of the ca- sino and continues through each of the hotel’s different sections.

“The lighting comfort was one of the most import- ant guidelines,” says Roupinian, Lightemotion’s President and designer. The primary objective is to provide lighting without disturbing, the experience of the Montreal firm in museum lighting design was put to good use. Thus, the light is always integrated in the architecture elements.

“Just like a boomerang, archi- tectural elements serve as re- flectors to emanate light,” says Roupinian. “We have also found ways to break the light by using textures that are unnoticeable. It creates a soft lighting that allows visitors to feel like in a bubble.”


Thanks to their experience with the mega resort of the Revel casino in Atlantic City, Lightemotion was able to highlight each space by using light in a creative and in- novative way. The company has also created a majes- tic structure with luminous scales that became the focal point of the casino. With its lighting finesse, the Montreal firm has managed to highlight the points of interest of this institution.

About Lightemotion

Founded in 2002 by Francois Roupinian, IALD, Lightemotion is an independent global lighting design consultancy that combines outstanding lighting design with technical excellence.

With a passion for theatre, an eye for great design and expertise in the latest technologies, François and his team have created the exterior and interior lighting solutions for an impressive roster of global projects. As creative director, François has directed over sixty projects in five continents, collaborating with award-winning firms in architecture, interior design and exhibit design within the cultural, retail, institutional, civic, master planning and hospitality sectors.

With his team of in-house lighting designers, theatre design experts, lighting engineers and interior architects, Lightemotion believes in a “design first” process. This approach has a proven track record of achieving clients’ design and business objectives, which are translated into a creative visual language that delivers cost-effective and environmentally sustainable lighting solutions. Lightemotion has enjoyed many accolades and has been published widely in leading international journals; selected publications include, Huffington Post, Canadian Architect, Architectural Record, Mondo Arc, Lighting Magazine, LD+A and Objekt.