Kontinuum, Ottawa

Designed by: Moment Factory
For client: Ottawa 2017 Bureau Floor area: 2500.00 M² Year of completion: 2017
Nominated for: Exhibition of the Year

Kontinuum Signature Shows Room 2 Ws

About the Project

As part of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, the Ottawa 2017 Bureau and Moment Factory co-produced an immersive underground experience in what will become the Lyon station of Ottawa’s new Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. An original idea by Ottawa 2017, this interactive multimedia installation was designed to position the city as a leader in innovation and creativity and spark visitors’ interest in the upcoming LRT initiative.

What’s unique about it

The challenge was to create a collective experience in the highly unusual venue of an underground station that is still under construction. To do that, the Moment Factory team had to imagine the content, stage design and technical design for a space that didn’t initially exist and that was in a state of constant evolution until its launch.

Kontinuum assembled a multidisciplinary team to collaborate with the architects and engineers of the construction site, to create a fusion of lighting, video projections, original music and interactivity. Visitors begin their journey in an abandoned cinema where they scan the 'personal frequency' of their body in 3D — which is subsequently used to generate visuals. They then descend into a futuristic world that stimulates the imagination and engages the senses.

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Kontinuum Signature Shows Room 5 Ws

As part of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation, the Ottawa 2017 Bureau mandated Moment Factory to co-produce an immersive underground experience in what will become the Lyon station of Ottawa’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system. This multimedia installation would contribute to positioning the city as a leader in innovation and creativity and spark visitors’ interest in the upcoming LRT initiative.

Credits:
Moment Factory

Ottawa 2017 Bureau

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