The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is a multifunctional and environmentally sustainable education, arts, and recreation destination. It includes the new state-of-the-art facilities of the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park, covering an area of 210,000 sqm.
Designed by the internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano, the SNFCC offers a new landscape for the 21st century. One of the most significant cultural and environmental projects ever undertaken in Greece, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s largest single donation (€596 million) and a prime example of a private-public sector partnership, confirming the Foundation’s commitment to the country’s future, at a critical junction of its history. It is also an engine of short-to mid-term economic stimulus.
The SNFCC will be completed and delivered to the Greek State. As a pioneering initiative, it regenerates the surrounding urban fabric, enriching the local communities and the image of the city as a whole; enhancing its environmental, social and economic sustainability aspect. Designed especially with the purpose of being open and accessible to all, it will enrich the everyday life of the country’s residents and aims to attract millions of visitors from around the world!