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Designed by CS&P Architects Inc.
The Mississauga Celebration Square project was a complete landscape redevelopment of the Mississauga Civic Square and the Mississauga Library Square. The project also included parking garage upgrades and an outdoor performance stage. The square was designed to host year-round public events, performances and festivals. The total area is divided by functions. The fountain pond is converted into an ice rink during the winter months. The trellis is designed to provide support to temporary kiosks for the farmers' market. There are forested and raised gardens, an amphitheatre, a glass pavilion and a terrace.
Mechanically, the project included some re-use and replacement of existing mechanical systems that were beyond their average service life. New systems were introduced for the farmers' market, water features, ice rink, Zamboni room and glass pavilion. The parking exhaust system was revised to suit the new public event and performance areas.
Exterior power distribution connections were provided at the stage and the video wall, as well as throughout the site for connection of temporary equipment during city events (such as Ribfest, New Year's Eve and concerts). The underground parking garage located below the site also required modifications to the fire alarm system to accommodate the new support spaces.
The award-winning lighting design of this project is of note. At the main entrance portals below the video board, 35W Ceramic Metal Halide (CMH) luminaires are located at each side of the structural columns for accent and safety lighting. 35W CMH luminaires are also located on the trellis to illuminate pathways and kiosks for the farmers' market and festival events. The raised gardens are lit with a glowing top, pedestrian-height, architectural column. Light spill from the columns brighten the steps. At each corner of the water feature, a custom structure integrates signage, lighting, and speakers. The adjustable 70W CMH luminaires are aimed to provide a cone of lighting at the water wall to give the impression of in-ground lighting while delineating the edge corners of the area. At the Zamboni building the 4 meter tall glass walls are lit by light-emitting diode (LED) linear colour-changing lighting with multiple scenes. Pedestrian-height columns with a 35W CMH lamp form part of the landscape in the forested garden. As a monument for the men and women who gave their lives in past wars, these glowing cylinders simulate the eternal flame of 21 candles. 3 watt white LED luminaires are controlled by Digital Multiplexing (DMX) to randomly flicker and subtly change intensity. A dichroic filter is used at each luminaire to convert the white LED light to yellow and orange hues to emulate fire.
2011 Mississauga Urban Design Awards - Award of Excellence
2013 IES Illumination - International Award of Merit