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02/07/2020

As part of its Emblematic Building Lighting Programme

Iberdrola will light the main façade of the Higher Centre for Advanced National Defence Studies

  • The project includes the design and execution of new outdoor ornamental lighting that will highlight the architectural features of this late nineteenth-century Madrid building
  • Since 2011, the company has installed or enhanced the lighting of more than 40 monuments in Spain, including the Roman Bridge in Alcántara, Cáceres; the façade to the Congress of Deputies in Madrid; the Cathedral in Ávila and the interior of the New Cathedral in Salamanca

Iberdrola, through its Foundation in Spain, has signed a collaboration agreement with the Ministry of Defence to design and implement a new ornamental lighting system for the main façade of the headquarters of the Higher Centre for Advanced National Defence Studies (CESEDEN), located at number 61 Paseo De La Castellana in Madrid.

The formalisation of this agreement, which took place this morning at the military centre's headquarters, was attended by the Chief of the Defence Staff (JEMAD), Air General Miguel Ángel Villarroya Vilalta, and the president of Fundación Iberdrola España, Fernando García.

The project consists of installing a new outdoor lighting system for the main façade of this late nineteenth-century eclectic style building to highlight its architectural features. Fundación Iberdrola España, which is responsible for carrying out the project, expects the work to be completed in the coming months.

The purpose of the project is to demonstrate Iberdrola's commitment to maintaining and promoting art and culture and driving innovation and respect for the environment. Thanks to this agreement, Fundación Iberdrola will install luminaires with the most advanced LED technology, which will increase energy efficiency (75% more efficient on average than analogue bulbs), reduce energy expenditure and CO2 emissions to the atmosphere, and minimise maintenance work.


Iberdrola, committed to promoting art and culture

One of the Iberdrola's main areas of activity, through its foundation in Spain, focuses on caring for, conserving and promoting historic and artistic treasures. The main objective of the Fundación Iberdrola España Lighting Programme is to install or improve the indoor and/or outdoor lighting of emblematic buildings in order to contribute to enhancing Spain's historical and artistic heritage.

Since 2011, the investment allocated to the Lighting Programme has reached almost 3 million euros, and has resulted in improvements to around 40 monuments in Spain, including the Roman Bridge in Alcántara, Cáceres; the façade to the Congress of Deputies in Madrid; the Cathedral in Ávila and the interior of the New Cathedral in Salamanca.


Higher Centre for Advanced National Defence Studies (CESEDEN)

The Higher Centre for Advanced National Defence Studies, as the main joint military teaching centre, is the body responsible for conducting advanced National Defence Studies and other studies leading to postgraduate degrees, as well as military studies undertaken jointly through partnerships established with public universities, Defence university centres and other public and private corporations through the relevant agreements.

In addition, the centre carries out research on issues related to security and defence, promotes the study of new doctrinal concepts, contributes to the promotion and dissemination of the culture of security and defence, and promotes and undertakes studies, research and other activities related to military history.