15 MAY 2018 / The SNFCC Presents its 2017 Sustainability Report

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s (SNF) largest single grant, presents its sustainability report for 2017, entitled “Sustainability Hub”, the first one to be published by a Greek cultural organization of this scale.

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.