The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s largest single grant. Designed by the architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), the SNFCC is a sustainable, world-class cultural, educational and recreational urban complex that includes new facilities for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, located within the Stavros Niarchos Park.
The Foundation delivered the SNFCC to the Greek Society on February 23, 2017. Following the handover, the SNF announced its commitment to continue supporting the SNFCC for five years, through grants of $53 million that support the implementation of public programming and help cover a portion of SNFCC’s operational costs. All events funded with the SNF’s support are free to the public.
The SNFCC has received a series of awards and distinctions for its innovative architecture, green technology, and sustainable design and construction.