New ornamental lighting for the Colegio de Nuestra Señora de la Antigua church in Monforte de Lemos
- Fundación Iberdrola España signs an agreement with the institution to replace and renew the interior lighting of the church.
- LED technology will be installed to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions. The investment is 90,000 euros.
Monforte de Lemos, November 29th, 2021.
Through its foundation, Iberdrola has signed an agreement with the Colegio Nuestra Señora de la Antigua de Monforte de Lemos to replace and renew the ornamental interior lighting of the shrine.
The director of Fundación Colegio Nuestra Señora de la Antigua, Fr. Javier Agudo, and the director of Fundación Iberdrola España, Ramón Castresana, signed the agreement in a ceremony also attended by the territorial delegate of the Xunta de Galicia in Lugo, Javier Arias Fouz; the director of the energy department of the Energy Institute of Galicia, Juan Rodríguez Fernández-Arroyo, and the deputy mayor of Monforte de Lemos, Gloria Mª Prada Rodríguez.
The initiative, as part of Iberdrola’s Illuminations Program, will receive an investment of 90,000 euros. This new artistic lighting will enhance its architectural value and artistic elements.
Thanks to this agreement, Fundación Iberdrola España will install the most advanced LED technology, which will reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, as well as minimize maintenance work.
This project will contribute to the conservation and dissemination of the Colegio church, a building listed as an Asset of Cultural Interest (BIC). To this end, the new artistic lighting will enhance the significance of its craftmanship through light. It is a design that respects the heritage and liturgical values, accentuating the beauty of the different construction phases, the unique elements of the complex, the symbolism it represents, and the message it intends to convey.
Iberdrola, with the promotion of art and culture
One of Iberdrola’s main areas of action, through its foundation in Spain, focuses on the care, preservation, and enhancement, of historical and artistic riches. The main objective of the Lighting Program is to perform interventions in unique buildings to install or improve their interior and/or exterior lighting systems to contribute to the enhancement of historical and artistic heritage.
Since 2011, it has allocated more than three million euros. This investment has led to improving more than 40 monuments in Spain. Of note are the works on the historic Roman Bridge of Alcántara, in Cáceres; the façade of the Supreme Court in Madrid; the Cathedral of Palencia, or the interior of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.