Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016

Architectural Design
RPBW Renzo Piano Building Workshop,
Studio Betaplan
 

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is located in Kallithea, the historic Athenian seaport district on Faliro Bay. The site is formed by a vast park on an artificial hill. Its sloping surface culminates at the top in the cultural center building, containing both the opera house and the national library. A public space, known as the Agora, provides access and connections between the two wings of the building. With its spectacular 360-degree views, the new complex re-establishes the district's relationship with the sea and with the rest of the city. Its design was conceived using the most advanced anti-seismic technologies and innovative solutions in terms of environmental sustainability that have resulted in a LEED Platinum rating. At the summit of the hill is a panoramic terrace that forms the roof of the building. The concrete canopy roof over the terrace is topped by photovoltaic panels that supply most of the power needs. Lightness of form and functionality also characterize the interior architecture, where the offices, task areas, and meeting rooms are brilliantly solved by partition systems and furnishings aimed at simplification and comfort.
Series products. Parete RP Full-height partition wall system with aluminum frames painted pale gray, wood and glazed paneling, sliding and swing doors; Sincro Sliding glass door system with three or six leaves that overlap vertically; MDL System Conference tables, desks and workstations. Naòs Wall-mounted bookcases in aluminum.
Open-space workstations:178; Executive offices:139; Conference rooms:13
Filing and storage area: 267 cabinets. Parete RP: 1,870 sq m  
 
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Athens 2016