2009: Presentation of the concept design of the SNFCC by Renzo Piano

In January 2009, following an invitation by the SNF’s Board of Directors, Renzo Piano visited Athens to present the concept design for the SNFCC, carried out by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW). At an event open to the public, held in the packed “Friends of Music” Hall of the Athens Concert Hall, Piano presented his initial thoughts on the construction of a multifunctional complex of buildings, which would integrate the values exemplified by the triptych education-environment-culture. With this concept design, Piano, in collaboration with the SNF, aimed at the construction of a building complex that would creatively contribute to the reshaping of Athens’ cityscape, housing the new facilities of the Greek National Opera, the National Library of Greece and the Stavros Niarchos Park, thus strengthening Greek Culture.