23 NOVEMBER 2016 / The Institute of Structural Engineers honors the SNFCC

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center obtained another award, this time by the Institute of Structural Engineers, a professional body for structural engineering and public safety based in United Kingdom. The SNFCC has been honored with an award in ‘Arts or Entertainment’ category.

More specific, the judge's comment:

“This outstanding project stood out to the Judges, with its courageous implementation of unusual construction materials and techniques. This building draws attention to its structurally expressive Acropolis-like photovoltaic-clad slender canopy, covering new facilities for the Greek National Opera and National Library. The Judges were particularly captivated by the engineering solutions required to solve challenging seismic requirements, whilst also aiming for high socio-cultural ambitions and achieving exemplary sustainability credentials.”

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