Urban Spaces

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, a Vancouver Gem…

The prestigious Queen Elizabeth Theatre received a royal lighting makeover, courtesy of Eos Lightmedia’s Principal, Douglas Welch. Opened in time for the 2010 Olympics, 1959 built theatre received a full architectural renovation of the interior and exterior spaces.

Douglas Welch envisioned a bright and modern lighting look that would be inviting from both inside and outside the theatre. The custom built pendants suspended in the astounding lobby are locally made from natural sea-shells, a nod to both the building’s original luminaires and its coastal location. On the exterior, the unsightly concrete fly-loft lies no more in a dark shadow but is transformed with colour changing LED lighting fixtures, a wonderful colour complement to the buildings white glow.

In the heart of Vancouver, an old gem has been polished off and returned to her former glory. For more pictures visit our flickr page here.

Additional Lighting Design by Jennifer Stanley and Ellie Niakan of Proscenium Architecture + Interiors.