Calgary Centennial Planetarium

Project Details

Calgary Centennial Planetarium


Calgary, AB, Canada


The City of Calgary




Electrical Engineering Consulting Services & Specialty Lighting Design

  • 2020 MASI Design Awards - Gold Recipient - Institutional & Health Care
  • 2019 AN Best of Design Awards - Honorable Mention, Civic
  • 2021 Heritage Calgary Awards - Resource Conservation, Non-Residential

Originally constructed in 1967 to celebrate Canada's 100th anniversary, the Calgary Centennial Planetarium remains an excellent example of brutalist architecture now revitalized as a contemporary arts gallery.

The lighting design judiciously highlighted the original exterior heritage structure while bringing focus to the new-entry plaza as a public gathering space. Interior lighting provided clean, modern, and flexible lighting solutions to provide the art gallery a solid infrastructural base from which to work. Specialty lighting was provided in areas with significant architectural features, such as the dome theatre’s 3D illumination effect through the offset scrim and within the honeycombed ceiling lower gallery to provide the windowless space with a sensation of daylight.

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