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Agora Modiano, Facade Lighting

Prize(s) Winners in Cultural Building Lighting Design
Company Eleftheria Deko & Associates Lighting Design
Lead Designers Eleftheria Deko, Marina Matiatou
Other Designer's names Architectural Design SPARCH / Morfo Papanikolaou
Client Fais Group
Photo Credits Gavriil Papadiotis
Completion Date 2022
Project Location Thessaloniki Greece
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Entry Description

Agora Modiano is an architectural monument that was originally designed by Eli Modiano. It is a historic building of the 20’s central to the architectural fabric of Thessaloniki that has been brought back to life after lying dormant for 20 years. The main concern was to respect the character of the building as unchanged as possible. The lighting design of Agora Modiano, a monument that is inextricably linked with the concept of time, follows the principles of lighting Monuments and Historic Buildings. The lighting of the two façades was a project that required great care in order to keep its originality and the character of the building and to achieve an aesthetic lighting at night. The permeability and extroverted nature of the building are 2 very important elements we wanted to emphasize through lighting and this was enhanced by the lighting of the facade glazing.
Lastly, we wanted a lighting that would bring the whole neighborhood to life, bringing it back to another era that would make it commercial and creative in the mornings, safe and romantic in the evenings.
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.