Urban spaces, Syracuse - Cariboni Group
Urban spaces

Urban spaces

Syracuse, Italy

Cariboni Group, in collaboration with Citelum and EBF Costruzioni, has contributed to the transformation of Syracuse into a smart city.

The main purpose was to create a Smart City for the heart of the historic center of Syracuse: the island of Ortygia. The project was designed to achieve four main targets: energy efficiency, enhancement of the historical heritage of the city, remote control and management of lighting points, and data transmission systems. The latter were addressed to citizens, tourists and the municipality, taking advantage of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, to offer broad- and narrowband communications thus, enabling several services as video surveillance, WiFi hot-spots, tourist information, measuring and sensing.

Already defined by Cicero "the largest and most beautiful of all Greek cities" and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, Syracuse finds its founding nucleus in the Island of Ortygia, the authentic historical center of the city where many Baroque monuments and historical buildings are concentrated.
Overall, the project consisted of replacing about 1,530 light sources with highly energy-efficient LED lamps, managed and controlled remotely.
Cariboni lighted up piazza Pancali, where the temple of Apollo stands out and corso Matteotti that reaches piazza Archimede.

For lighting urban spaces, KALOS has been proposed with LED technology. Its technical features are consistent with the environmental context and LED technology has improved its perception thanks to the optical systems created for the historical centers. The LED product has been supplied as POST TOP version with a patented "Front & Back" optics, able to generate a double photometric solid which fulfills the dual function of lighting up carriageway on the one hand and then cycle path or a pedestrian area. This solution offers the possibility of replacing the existing pole systems complete with two light sources with a pole system complete with only one KALOS that performs the double task of lighting, thus guaranteeing significant energy savings and maintenance costs.

In addition to energy savings of up to 60% in selected districts, the operator can remotely manage breakdowns, plan maintenance routines and set customized lighting patterns for single districts, streets and even single lamps, triggering on/off and dimming actions according to programmed schedules (i.e. daily solar times, week days, specific local circumstances or events, etc.) or on demand (i.e. in case of emergencies or public security issues).
Project: automation.com




Citelum S.A., E.B.F. Costruzioni S.r.l.


Stefano Anzini

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