ILLUMINATE is a “SMARTlighting project for prestigious urban areas.

A more efficient lighting system under many points of view: better energy efficiency, significant cost savings and a higher quality of light.

Genoa and Porto Antico have been chosen by an international jury as one of the pilots of the Illuminate project and could therefore appreciate these significant improvements together with other European cities and places of cultural and touristic value.


In Porto Antico, the Illuminate project addressed safety concerns for visitors and businesses, reduced energy consumption of the area, significantly reduced maintenance costs and has enhanced the area’s appeal to tourists and locals. 
A number of works have been implemented in 2012 and 2013 leading to the following results:

  1. Introduction of LED lighting along the pier of the Cotton Warehouses’ Building.
  2. Use of color changing devices for the illumination of the historic cranes.
  3. Lighting of the facade of the Cotton Warehouses’ Building with adjustable white light
  4. Illumination with white light controlled of the pedestrian street sea side, main street inner side and parking area