Lisbon City Hall to get new ornamental lighting thanks to Fundación Iberdrola España

Lisbon City Hall to get new ornamental lighting thanks to Fundación Iberdrola España

  • The project will include the renovation of the ornamental lighting on the facade of the Lisbon City Hall with emphasis on its main architectural elements and, in particular, its balcony
  • The new lighting will apply LED technology and will accentuate the beauty of the architectural elements through a design adapted to the heritage values of the building

Iberdrola, through its foundation, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Lisbon Municipal Chamber to develop an ornamental lighting project for the Lisbon City Hall. The replacement and renovation of the City Hall lighting is a further demonstration of Iberdrola’s commitment to the conservation of historical and artistic heritage and the promotion of the social value of culture.

The mayor and president of the Lisbon City Hall, Carlos Moedas, and the director of the Iberdrola Spain Foundation, Ramón Castresana, signed the agreement in a ceremony that was also attended by the Spanish ambassador to Portugal, Marta Betanzos, and the president of the Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García.

The project will include the renovation of the ornamental lighting on the façade of Lisbon City Hall, located in Praça do Município. Emphasis will be placed on its main architectural elements and, in particular, on its balcony, which has been 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 Lisbon City Hall, its integration into the landscape, and its relationship with the urban center of the city. Using a careful design of lights and shadows will highlight the volumes of its structures and the particular changes in the layout of the monument.

Fundación Iberdrola and 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 called the Atlantic Romanesque Intervention Plan, seeks to recover the cultural, natural, and social heritage of the region, carry out a socioeconomic revitalization project, and strengthen cross-border ties between Spain and Portugal.

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

Since 2011, the volume of investment allocated by Fundación Iberdrola to the Illuminations Program has amounted to more than 3 million euros and has involved the improvement of over 50 monuments in Spain, including the exterior of the Cathedral of Ávila, 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.