Image courtesy Renzo Piano Building Workshop Click on button to view more images. Related Links Piano Designs New Home for Greek National Library and Opera As Greece grapples with its ongoing debt crisis, a major cultural project there is moving forward. Today, Renzo Piano presented his final designs for the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center (SNFCC), a privately funded project slated to rise on the Saronikos Kolpos waterfront in southern Athens. Construction of the $803 million, 85,000-square-meter building will start later this year and conclude in 2015, at which point the Stavros Niarchos Foundation will transfer ownership of the facility to
Program: A 108,000-square-foot mixed-use complex for Shop & Trade, a clothing import and distribution company, with offices, a supermarket, and 97,000 square feet of underground parking. Two four-story office blocks form an L shape around the supermarket and overlook a garden, which doubles as a green roof for the market. Shop & Trade's offices are housed in the larger block set behind the store; the other office block rises in a narrow tower to the west and includes leasable office space. The development is part of a ten-year effort to revitalize an industrial neighborhood; a mile down the road, Kokkinou
After all the controversy, lawsuits, and delays in building the New Acropolis Museum in Athens, it will no doubt seem churlish to point out that the $180 million museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, is not the firm’s most spectacular work.
Project Specs New Acropolis Museum Athens, Greece Bernard Tschumi Architects << Return to article the People Architect Bernard Tschumi Architects 227 West 17th Street New York, NY 10011 Ph 212.807.6340 Fx 212.242.3693 www.tschumi.com Architect and Lead Designer: Bernard Tschumi Project Architect: Joel Rutten Design Team: Adam Dayem, Aristotelis Dimitrakopoulos, Jane Kim, Eva Sopeoglou, Kim Starr, Anne Save de Beaurecueil, Jonathan Chace, Robert Holton, Valentin Bontjes van Beek, Liz Kim, Daniel Holguin, Kriti Siderakis, Michaela Metcalfe, Justin Moore, Joel Aviles, Georgia Papadavid, Allis Chee, Thomas Goodwill, Véronique Descharrières, Christina Devizzi Associate architect: Michael Photiadis, ARSY Project Team: Michael Photiadis, Principal, with