TIMELINE

Commencement of construction

Commencement of construction
Commencement of construction

2006-10-29 / Announcement

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces its intention to fully fund the planning, construction, and outfitting of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural ...
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces its intention to fully fund the planning, construction, and outfitting of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), which includes the new buildings for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), surrounded by a large cultural and educational park, the Stavros Niarchos Park. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces its intention to fully fund the planning, construction, and outfitting of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), which includes the new buildings for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), surrounded by a large cultural and educational park, the Stavros Niarchos Park. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation announces its intention to fully fund the planning, construction, and outfitting of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), which includes the new buildings for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), surrounded by a large cultural and educational park, the Stavros Niarchos Park.

2007-06-11 / Signing the Memorandum of Understanding

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Greek State, which marks the commencement of the SNFCC project. Consultant...
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Greek State, which marks the commencement of the SNFCC project. Consultants conduct a needs analysis and execute program requirements for the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park. Furthermore, the suitability of the site for the development of the project is verified through a number of site investigations.

2007-07-04 / Commencement of Field Studies

Expert consultants conducted needs analyses and executed program requirements for the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Ni...
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Expert consultants conducted needs analyses and executed program requirements for the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and the Stavros Niarchos Park. Furthermore, site investigations were undertaken to verify the suitability of the site for the development of the project.

2007-07-18 / The Prime Minister's visit

Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and the Co-Presidents of the Foundation's Board of Directors, Andreas Dracopoulos, Philip Niarchos, and Spyros Niarc...
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Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and the Co-Presidents of the Foundation's Board of Directors, Andreas Dracopoulos, Philip Niarchos, and Spyros Niarchos visit the SNFCC's site and discuss the project's progress.

2008-02-21 / Architect selection

The Foundation's Board of Directors selects the renowned Italian architect, Renzo Piano, and his team, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (www.rpbw.com), to d...
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The Foundation's Board of Directors selects the renowned Italian architect, Renzo Piano, and his team, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (www.rpbw.com), to design the SNFCC. The Co-Presidents of the Foundation's Board of Directors, Andreas Dracopoulos, Philip Niarchos, and Spyros Niarchos, the architect, Renzo Piano, and the project's director, Giorgio Bianchi visit the Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and update him on the project's progress.

2008-04-16 / Commencement of Feasibility Study

2008-07-18 / Meeting with the Prime Minister

Members of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Board of Directors, Philip Niarchos, Spyros Niarchos, Andreas Dracopoulos, Renzo Piano, and Giorgio Bianchi, the...
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Members of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s Board of Directors, Philip Niarchos, Spyros Niarchos, Andreas Dracopoulos, Renzo Piano, and Giorgio Bianchi, the project director, visited Prime Minister Costas Karamanlis to update him on the progress of the SNFCC.

2008-10-01 / Commencement of Schematics

2009-01-24 / Renzo Piano presents SNFCC's Concept Design

The Foundation's Board of Directors and RPBW present SNFCC's concept design at the Zappeion Hall to Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and representati...
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The Foundation's Board of Directors and RPBW present SNFCC's concept design at the Zappeion Hall to Prime Minister, Konstantinos Karamanlis, and representatives of the State. A public presentation follows at the Athens Music Hall. Introduction of SNFCC's brand identity Presentation of the SNFCC's logo, combining blue (national color of Greece), turquoise (emblematic of the Greek seas), and green (new green space-Stavros Niarchos Park)

2009-03-26 / Contract signing

The Foundation signs the contract with the Greek State for the construction of the SNFCC. On behalf of the State, the contract was signed by the Ministers of...
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The Foundation signs the contract with the Greek State for the construction of the SNFCC. On behalf of the State, the contract was signed by the Ministers of Economy and Finance, Environment and Public Works, and Education and Culture, and the Presidents of the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera, the Hellenic Public Real Estate Corporation and Olympic Properties S.A. The Greek Parliament ratifies the contract, paving the way for the commencement of construction.

2009-07-23 / Parliamentary ratification of the contract

The Greek Parliament ratified the contract between the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Greek State, paving the way for the commencement of construction.
The Greek Parliament ratified the contract between the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Greek State, paving the way for the commencement of construction.

2009-10-29 / SNFCC: Three years of Progress

On October 29th, 2006, while celebrating a 10-year presence in the Greek and international philanthropic community, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced...
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On October 29th, 2006, while celebrating a 10-year presence in the Greek and international philanthropic community, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation announced its intention to proceed with the Foundation’s largest individual grant, a project of national significance. The project, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), would provide full funding for the design, construction, and equipping of new buildings for the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera and for a metropolitan educational and cultural park to house the cultural institutions, the Stavros Niarchos Park, which would cover more than 150,000m2.

2011-06-29 / Presentation of the final architectural study

Presentation of the final architectural study and related technical studies to the public
Presentation of the final architectural study and related technical studies to the public

2011-12-19 / Commencement of excavation works

Commencement of excavation works
Commencement of excavation works

2012-09-28 / Contract signing

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org) announced that it has selected the Impregilo-TERNA joint venture to construct the Stavros Niarchos Foundation C...
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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (www.SNF.org) announced that it has selected the Impregilo-TERNA joint venture to construct the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens.
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2013-09-28 / Τhe first construction milestone was achieved

This includes the completion of certain construction works such as the completion of the foundations works for the Library, the Opera and the Car Park Buildi...
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This includes the completion of certain construction works such as the completion of the foundations works for the Library, the Opera and the Car Park Building. The milestone also included the completion of the bulk fill and retaining walls of the Hill, the Irrigation Tank and concrete works for the Park Building and the Waste Building.

2014-05-23 / The planting of the Stavros Niarchos Park begins

The process begun on Friday, Μay 23rd at 10:07 AM when an olive tree of 3,5 meters height was planted at the Mediterranean garden of the park.
The process begun on Friday, Μay 23rd at 10:07 AM when an olive tree of 3,5 meters height was planted at the Mediterranean garden of the park.

2014-07-29 / The second construction milestone

The second construction milestone of the SNFCC has been completed successfullyRead more
The second construction milestone of the SNFCC has been completed successfully

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2015-08-28 / Main stage’s amphitheater

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-08-30 / Library building

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-09-24 / Scaffolding

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-09-26 / Scaffoldings placed over the opera house

Scaffoldings placed over the opera house for the construction of the energy canopy. Insulation works at the green roof slab of the car parking building. Pho...
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Scaffoldings placed over the opera house for the construction of the energy canopy. Insulation works at the green roof slab of the car parking building.

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

 

2014-10-18 / Opera building

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-12-24 / Library Lobby

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-12-24 / Main stage pit

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-12-24 / The main stage

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2014-12-28 / The main skylight at the library building

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-01-10 / Car parking building

Waterproofing and infrastructure works at the green roof of the car parking building. In the background, scaffoldings are placed over the opera house, for th...
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Waterproofing and infrastructure works at the green roof of the car parking building. In the background, scaffoldings are placed over the opera house, for the construction of the energy canopy.

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-01-20 / Experimental stage

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-02-20 / Planting of the park from above

Planting of the park from above. Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Planting of the park from above.

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-02-20 /The construction of the canopy at a height of 45 meters

Precast ferrocement segments form its perimeter, and in the center one can see the construction of the upper surface of the canopy.  Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Precast ferrocement segments form its perimeter, and in the center one can see the construction of the upper surface of the canopy. 

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-02-20 / The construction of the canopy at a height of 45 meters

Precast ferrocement segments form its perimeter, and in the center one can see the construction of the upper surface of the canopy. Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Precast ferrocement segments form its perimeter, and in the center one can see the construction of the upper surface of the canopy.

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-02-25 / The main view of the project

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-03-14 / The trails of the park’s pathways follow the urban alignments

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-03-20 / Green roof construction works

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-03-20 / Planting of the park from above

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-03-31 / View of the Park and the energy canopy towards the Southwest

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

2015-03-31 / The agora

Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos  
Photo: Yiorgis Yerolymbos

 

 
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