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Athens International Airport - Facade Lighting

Prize(s) Winners in Exterior Architectural Illumination
Company Eleftheria Deko & Associates
Lead Designers Eleftheria Deko
Other Designer's names AVW Architecture( Architects)
Architecture Company Tombazis&AssociatesArchitects
Client Athens International Airport SA
Photo Credits Gavriil Papadiotis, Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Other Credits AVW Architecture,Dimitris Kapetanelis (Programmer)
Completion Date 01/07/2020
Project Location Athens
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Entry Description
David Williams said, “All human life can be found in an airport”.
The Athens International Airport (AIA), also named Eleftherios Venizelos, is the gateway to great destinations worldwide. The first visitor’s experience after they land in Athens, but also the last as they leave. The vision of the implemented lighting design was to promote this architectural viewpoint, targeting to increase its attractiveness.

Our concept’s key element was to illuminate the structure elegantly without revealing the position of the light source and without the lighting fixtures obstructing transparency. As such, the luminaires are integrated in a discreet way that makes them part of the louvres and disappear during daytime.

By creating multiple visual scenarios either minimal or eye-catching, colorful or white, we communicate through light, different visual messages to the airport’s guests, highlighting not only the architectural creation but also the power of light as a universal means of communication between people. Our intention was to create a human-centric approach where the visitor is welcomed to Athens or saying "au revoir" through the lighting transitions, like a warm and colorful smile.
Company Description
Eleftheria Deko and Associates is an award-winning lighting studio specializing in architectural lighting design, stage lighting, and event lighting. With an extensive experience in numerous and significant lighting projects, implemented in public and private spaces, the multidisciplinary team, provides integrated lighting solutions and design approaches that respond to the specific needs of diverse clients.