Designed to have minimum impact on the environment 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 42-acre Stavros Niarchos Park.
The commitment to establish a paradigm of environmental management and innovative sustainable design practices is manifested in all facets of the SNFCC’s design and construction: from the great Energy Canopy on the roof of the Greek National Opera building to the myriad of details of the building and Stavros Niarchos Park design.
As the Co-President of the SNF, Mr. Andreas Dracopoulos, stated on the occasion of the SNFCC’s international recognition with the Platinum level LEED Certification as a green building, “sustainability is not only about green spaces, trees, or the photovoltaic canopy. Sustainability is a way of life. The ability to make the SNFCC an important part of our everyday lives remains a critical aspect of the whole project.”
Throughout 2017, the SNF’s vision to create an environmentally friendly, open public space, accessible to all, became a reality, exceeding every forecast and every expectation. In 2017, SNFCC went into full gear, unfolded all its aspects in order to welcome its friends, Members and its over 3 million visitors.
Browse through the full 2017 sustainability report here.