Innovation and efficiency in Iberdrola’s new lighting for the Capitanía General in Seville

Innovation and efficiency in Iberdrola’s new lighting for the Capitanía General in Seville

  • The artistic lighting, installed inside and outside the building, enhances its architectural beauty while improving its energy efficiency
  • The initiative is part of Iberdrola’s Illuminations Program for the enhancement of our artistic heritage and involves an investment of 120,000 euros

The headquarters of the Captaincy General of Seville now has new ornamental lighting with a project design and execution carried out by Iberdrola, through its Foundation in Spain. The project includes the renovation of the systems along the facade, in the interior hall, the auditorium stage, and the magnificent stained glass window that crowns this space.

Fundación Iberdrola España has used the most advanced LED technology to illuminate this emblematic building. With a total power of 5,530 W, the new installation will improve the energy efficiency of the building as a whole – with savings of up to 60% compared to the previous one – and will allow a reduction of 2 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

The lighting ceremony in the Plaza del Ejército Español was attended by the Lieutenant General Chief of the Land Force, Carlos Melero Claudio, the President of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando Garcia and the Deputy Mayor Juan de la Rosa Bonsón, Fourth Deputy Mayor (Area of Urban Planning, Heritage, Housing, Urban Identity and Municipal Buildings and North District).
In line with the Iberdrola Foundation’s commitment to the environment, a uniform, medium type of lighting has been used to avoid excessive lighting in the area, respecting the environment and, therefore, the possible reflection on the surroundings. A total of 98 projectors combined with more than 145 meters of LED strips have been installed.

This new ornamental lighting will enhance the architecture and artistic elements of the building, which is listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC) within the artistic-historical complex of the Plaza de España in Seville. In addition, different lighting levels have been designed to respond to the uses of the building.

The execution of the project has required an investment of 120,000 euros. This is in addition to the actions of the Lighting Program, with which Iberdrola has allocated more than 3 million euros to the improvement of more than 45 monuments in Spain. These include the historic Roman Bridge of Alcántara, in Cáceres; the CESEDEN and the Supreme Court, in Madrid; the interior of the New Cathedral of Salamanca, the Cathedral of Santiago, and the Plaza Mayor of Sigüenza.