According to a post from Eleftheria Deko, who undertook the implementation of the project, the day before yesterday all the spotlights that will illuminate the monument in the future were on.More white will be the new night lighting of the Acropolis, which changes to better highlight the monuments. According to a message from Eleftheria Deko, who undertook the implementation of the project, the day before yesterday all the spotlights that will illuminate the monument in the future have been switched on. Intense yellow gold (warm white) lighting dims internally for the Parthenon and Erechtheion to highlight architectural elements and increases the intensity of exterior lighting (cool white). Respectively, the Propylaea and the Caryatids are illuminated, while at the same time the illumination of the Holy Rock is enhanced with the main direction that its image is not imposed on the monuments.
The Ministry of Culture announced the new project in October 2019. As the Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni said for the study of Eleftheria Deko “it carries out the promotion of monuments and surroundings, emphasizes the third dimension through the differentiation of intensities and shading and reduces the number of luminaires by about 40%, which saves energy. ”According to the new study, all existing bulbs are replaced by new types of LEDs with a longer lifespan, reduced maintenance costs and the possibility of switching between forms of lighting. the cost of the new night lighting of the Acropolis is covered by a sponsorship from the Onassis Foundation, who also undertook the installation of an elevator on the sacred rock.
Message from Eleftheria Deko “Full moon 1/9/2020 over the Acropolis. First day we illuminated the Parthenon with all its spotlights saluting the Moon! Dedicated to the sight of Athena who … celebrates today! The wonderful journey, the preparation of which began 9 months ago, reaches its most creative phase! In the planning of the lighting, in the care of every detail, etc., difficulties, then satisfaction, joy !! We have still a lot of work to do before we get to the final result, but today we embark on this very creative journey … Illumination of the sacred rock of the Acropolis and its monuments One of the most memorable moments of my professional career Probably the highest price! No more words! share a little taste of the first … lighting!