27 JANUARY 2009 / Renzo Piano's Environmentally Progressive Concept Design for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)



The Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (www.rpbw.com), a world-renowned architectural firm, revealed the concept design on January 24th, 2009 for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), housing the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, both set within the Stavros Niarchos Park.

 

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. 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.

 

The presentation of the concept design of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) by the architect Renzo Piano, was held on 24 January 2009, at the Athens Concert Hall (Friends of the Music, hall) with the cooperation of Megaron Plus.

 

Speech by the Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis

 

Speech by Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos, Co-President & Member of the Board of Directors of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation

 

Press conference of Renzo Piano on the SNFCC at the Zappeion Exhibition Hall

 

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)