The project will include the renovation of the ornamental lighting on the façade of Lisbon City Hall with emphasis on its main architectural elements and, in particular, its balcony

Lisbon City Hall will have new ornamental lighting thanks to Fundación Iberdrola España

Ayuntamiento de Lisboa. Fotografía de Ana Luísa Alvim/CML
photo_camera Lisbon City Hall. Photograph by Ana Luísa Alvim/CML

Iberdrola, through its Foundation, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Lisbon City Council to develop an ornamental lighting project for the Paços do Concelho.

The replacement and renovation of the building's lighting is an example of Iberdrola's commitment to the conservation of historical and artistic heritage and the promotion of the social value of culture.

The Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, and the Director of Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana, signed the agreement at a ceremony also attended by the Spanish Ambassador to Portugal, Marta Betanzos, and the President of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García.

The project will include the renovation of the lighting on the façade of Lisbon City Hall, located in the Praça do Município. Emphasis has been placed on its main architectural elements and, in particular, on its balcony, which will be given a differentiated lighting treatment given its historical and symbolic character, allowing the possibility of creating different chromatic scenarios depending on the different events.

The project aims to highlight the unique elements that make up the Town Hall, its integration into the landscape and its relationship with the urban centre of the city. Through a careful design of lights and shadows that emphasise the volumes of its structures and the particular details of the monument's design.

LISBON CITY COUNCIL

"This partnership agreement for the lighting of the Paços do Concelho building is an example of cooperation that I can only welcome, a demonstration of how the public and private sectors can work together for the benefit of citizens. The project that we are now going to realise together will contribute to enhancing our heritage, our city," says the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas.

"Moreover, this project represents a further contribution to Lisbon's goal of becoming one of the first carbon neutral cities by 2030. We are working on the replacement of more than 16,000 luminaires in the city's public lighting network with LED technology, we have a project for the Bela Vista Park and now, thanks to this collaboration with the Iberdrola Spain Foundation, we will also have LED lighting outside the City Hall," said Carlos Moedas.

THE IBERDROLA FOUNDATION WITH CULTURE

One of Iberdrola's main areas of action, through its foundation in Spain, focuses on the care, conservation and enhancement of historical and artistic wealth.

Together with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture and the Regional Government of Castilla y León, the company is carrying out an ambitious project to restore and maintain the monumental ensemble of Romanesque art in 24 temples: 13 located in northern Portugal and 11 located in Spain in the vicinity of the Duero and Támega rivers (in Salamanca and Zamora). 

This public-private initiative, known as the Atlantic Romanesque Intervention Plan, seeks to recover the cultural, natural and social heritage of the region, carry out socio-economic revitalisation work and strengthen cross-border ties between Spain and Portugal.

It is also worth highlighting the Lighting Programme, whose main objective is to develop interventions in unique buildings to install or improve their interior and/or exterior lighting systems in order to contribute to the enhancement of heritage.

Since 2011, the volume of investment allocated by Fundación Iberdrola to the Lighting Programme has amounted to more than 3 million euros and has led to the improvement of more than 50 monuments in Spain, including the exterior of Ávila Cathedral, the interior of the Cathedral of Palencia and the New Cathedral of Salamanca, the church of San Hipólito el Real in Palencia, the historic Roman Bridge of Alcántara in Cáceres, the façade of CESEDEN in Madrid, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the Cathedral of Sigüenza and the Captaincy General of Seville. 

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