The prize, which is awarded every two years, highlights the most inspired and significant new buildings constructed around the globe.
The SNFCC’s recognition by RIBA follows a series of awards and distinctions that include the Platinum level LEED Certification, which is the highest possible rating for environmentally conscious and sustainable buildings. Most recently, the SNFCC was awarded the European Solar Prize for 2017, in the Solar Architecture and Urban Design category.
The SNFCC is the largest single grant of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) which covered exclusively the cost for its design, construction and full equipment. In February 2017, following the completion of the SNFCC’s construction, the SNF delivered the SNFCC as a gift to the Greek State and the Greek society, the legal owner of the project. At the same time, the SNF announced its commitment to continue supporting the SNFCC for the following five years, through grants totaling up to €50 million for the implementation of public programming and for covering SNFCC’s operational costs.
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