Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

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Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa

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Client: University of Ottawa, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Services: Interior architectural lighting, exterior architectural lighting,
landscape lighting

Location: Ottawa, ON

Awards: International Illumination Design Award of Merit, the Illuminating
Engineering Society of North America, 2014

Description:
This unique structure houses a 5 story living wall, an atrium to match,
multiple lecture halls seating 250, 150, 90 and 45 students, a finely finished multi-purpose room, computer labs, meeting rooms, and offices
throughout.
The living wall is unique in that theatre grade metal halide sources were used to keep light levels of over 125 foot-candles on the vegetation
without causing any glare to passers by. The shuttering on these fixtures
allows someone to be within a foot or less of the wall without seeing any
glare. A sensor system in the wall ensures that the plants
receive enough light regardless of the time of year or day. A skylight at
the top of the building allows daylight in, but the lighting system is
programmed to turn off tiers of lights from the upper levels down if enough ambient or direct sunlight reaches the plants. Leaf gobos project broken up patterned light on the lounge below to emulate sun coming through the trees.
 

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