Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Completed in 2016, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre in Athens, Greece plays an important role In preserving Greek culture and promoting local education. The structure houses the National Library as well as a large opera house, auditorium halls, and over 170,000 square meters of outdoor park space. Architect Renzo Piano always designs with sustainability in mind. The complex is able to produce its own energy and the open plan for many spaces promotes natural ventilation. The careful consideration of environmental systems into the buildings overall design has been rewarded with a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification.
Below is a link to the project from the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) website.