Joint Venture Salini Impregilo S.P.A. – Terna S.A.
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
STAVROS NIARCHOS CULTURAL CENTER AND PARK
Deborah Nevins & Associates is designing a forty-acre park with The Renzo Piano Building Workshop, funded by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation. Currently, the park site is a flat parking lot. In addition to park land, the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center will be home to The National Opera and the National Library of Greece. Located 2.75 miles south of the center of Athens, on the edge of Faliro Bay, the SNFCC is the first private-public partnership of its kind in Greece, and one of the most important cultural and educational projects ever undertaken in the country. It will also be one of the largest construction projects in recent Greek history. Once completed, the park will be one of the largest public spaces in Europe planted with only Mediterranean, drought-tolerant plants. Extensive green roof plantings over the National Library, Opera, and a parking garage will seamlessly integrate the building and the park as one, while meeting the highest LEED standard.