Visitors are guided through the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, designed by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW).
Guided tours take place inside the state-of-the-art building complex set to house the new headquarters for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, as well as the interior and exterior public space surrounding the buildings. Tours begin at the Agora.
Tour duration: 90′.
Number of participants per tour: 25
This tour will be held in English.
The route of the guided tour consists of continuous walking at the SNFCC premises, the use of steps outdoors and indoors, as well as the use of elevators.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a project that includes the construction and complete outfitting of new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the creation of the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park.
In funding the SNFCC, the Foundation’s vision is to provide the country and the city with the new institutional foundations it needs to move forward and with a framework for the future. Education, culture and sustainability, the SNFCC’s three main elements, are essential requirements in enhancing the potential of the city and its people and placing them within a twenty first century global context.
The magnitude of the project and of the Foundation’s dreams and hopes required the impact and the creative presence of a visionary architect. In February 2008, following a closed international design competition, the Foundation’s Board of Directors unanimously selected the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (www.rpbw.com). In selecting renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Foundation chose an architect at the forefront of the architectural profession, who possesses vision, intellectual curiosity and a historical and geographical understanding of the project’s location and significance.
Free entrance. Pre-registration is required.
For pre-registration click here the earliest two weeks before the tour.
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Public PC Lobby.
Event date and time
Daily at 10:00.
You need to check-in 15′ prior to the commence of the event, otherwise your registration will be cancelled.