Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: SNFCC Athens Building

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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

SNFCC Athens Building Development: GNO – design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in Greece

10 May 2018

Award for Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

RIBA Awards for International Excellence 2018

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence and the 2018 RIBA International Emerging Architect, including Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center by Renzo Piano Building Workshop & Betaplan, Italy and Greece

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
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Award for Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

5 Jan 2016

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens

Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop – RPBW

Greek National Opera – GNO

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
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By the end of 2015 the Greek National Opera will have relocated to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). In its new home, GNO will become an exciting destination for music lovers and architecture cognoscenti alike.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

The new 28,000 m² (301,000 sq. ft.) auditorium is an architectural jewel, designed to enhance the opera experience for patrons and artists alike.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Its world-class acoustics, mechanical capabilities, flexible staging, and innate beauty will position it for immediate entry into the world opera circuit, ready to play host to the most technically demanding operas, international multimedia art productions, and formidable solo vocalists.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, fully funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org), will also include the new building for the National Library of Greece and the Stavros Niarchos Park, all designed by renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

On the completion of the project in 2015 the Foundation will hand the SNFCC to the Greek State, which will undertake its full control and operation.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

SNFCC Athens Building – original post, extract below

15 Sep 2013

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens

Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop ; Georgio Bianchi, Partner in Charge

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center contains the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, both set within the Stavros Niarchos Park.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
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The SNFCC, the first public-private endeavor of its kind within the Greek State, will create a new urban icon to enable both Greek citizens and global visitors to experience art, education and green space.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
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In its creation of the SNFCC and its collaboration with Renzo Piano, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation was inspired by its strong ties to Greece, its enduring mission of enriching the lives of citizens from around the world, and its commitment to preserving the natural environment.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
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Georgio Bianchi, Partner in Charge on the SNFCC for Renzo Piano Building Workshop:
Georgio Bianchi
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SNFCC Athens Building design : Renzo Piano Building Workshop


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