the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center, greece by renzo piano
 
the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center, greece by renzo piano
feb 02, 2009

the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center, greece by renzo piano

the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center,  athens, greece – detail images courtesy renzo piano building workshop

renzo piano recently released plans of his latest project the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center (SNFCC). the center will be located at the faliron delta area in athens, greece and will include the latest in environmentally progressive, state-of-the-art facilities.

in keeping with SNF’s and renzo piano’s mission to create an emissions
neutral facility, the project has been conceptualized with the highest
standards of environmental sustainability. a pivotal design element of the SNFCC is the roof which form a series of interconnected photovoltaic cell panels which will  taking advantage of the pure ‘green’ solar and wind energy. the sea has been incorporated into the design as a canal will run parallel to the existing esplanade within the border of the building the canal will provide visitors a place for family gatherings, activity, and relaxation, while also fulfilling a need for flood-protection.

‘the cultural center’s proximity to water, and the
natural warm breezes and light of athens were particularly inspiring
during the design process. it was immediately clear that we must take advantage of all these elements to ultimately design a zero
emissions building that expresses movement and energy.’  – renzo piano

the  SNFCC is expected to cost approximately 580 million USD and is scheduled to open in 2015.

the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center, greece by renzo piano the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center, athens, greece by renzo piano images courtesy renzo piano building workshop

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the stavros niarchos foundation cultural center, greece by renzo piano

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