The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center athens, greece – detail images courtesy of renzo piano building workshop
SNFCC, a new urban icon and an emissions neutral facility in line with the highest standards of environmental sustainability, will be housing the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera.SNFCC has been designed by, one of the masters of sustainable architecture, Renzo Piano and is scheduled to open its 187.000 sqm’s to the public in 2015, at the Faliron Delta area in Athens. The cost of its development is estimated at approximately 450 million USD.
The SNFCC, will be entirely financed by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and once completed it will be turned over the Greek State thus becoming the first public-private endeavour of its kind in Greece.
Including the latest in environmentally progressive facilities, a roof with a series of interconnected photovoltaic cell panels, which will take advantage of the pure 'green' solar and wind energy covering the building’s needs and the incorporation of the see into the design, SNFCC will become a landmark of sustainable architecture in Greece.
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