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Old November 10th, 2016, 08:37 PM   #501
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Another award for the SNFCC which has been named Best International Project of the Year in the 2016 UK Building Awards two days ago in London!


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Old November 11th, 2016, 07:05 AM   #502
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Stupendous!!...What's the price tag of that beauty?..
566 Million Euros! It is an enormous gift from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation!!!!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavro...hos_Foundation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stavro...ultural_Center
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Old November 14th, 2016, 12:27 AM   #503
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SNFCC: The first 80 days (August - October 2016)
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Old November 15th, 2016, 01:25 AM   #504
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Old November 16th, 2016, 01:05 AM   #505
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Landscaping is nice. The building a disaster. Why not Greek architecture?
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Old November 16th, 2016, 09:56 AM   #506
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I prefer contemporary architecture instead of something which would only mimick the ancient monuments of Athens without reaching their quality. It would be quite impossible to equal ancient Athens masterpieces using a similar style.
As for this specific building, it is, as always, a matter of taste. I like it because it has simple lines and it is also airy with the slim roof structure.
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Old November 21st, 2016, 02:03 AM   #507
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in love of this work. I discover Renzo Piano..
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Old December 6th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #508
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A 40 minutes documentary for the construction of the SNF Cultural Center.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 08:06 PM   #509
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A paramount milestone in Renzo Piano amazing career!
A stupendous icon for the people of Athens and the World.
It is no coincidence Obama made his speech there:the Acropolis of the 21 st century.
Can't wait to go there as it is for sure the greatest piece of architecture i have seen for years!
Such a stately beauty makes me...HAPPY!!!!!!
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Old December 9th, 2016, 07:54 PM   #510
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it has really turned out to be breathtaking.
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Old December 26th, 2016, 07:50 PM   #511
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The SNF Cultural Center in Athens by Renzo Piano among the top ten best global architecture projects of 2016 by Archdaily!
http://www.archdaily.com/801873/the-...a-not-excluded
The 10 Best Global* Architecture Projects of 2016 (*Asia, Africa and South America Not Excluded
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre / Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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Investment in Olympic infrastructure often yields better returns for private financiers than for cities. Greece, and in particular Athens, ended up abandoning much of the sports infrastructure they constructed for the 2004 Olympic Games. However, twelve years later, Renzo Piano’s project reused an old parking lot on the site of a former Olympic racetrack, bringing together the National Library and the National Opera in a single volume. Conceptually defined by its raised ground plane, Piano’s single gesture creates a new green lung in the city and reconnects the urban fabric of the port of Kallithea with the sea. The project also generates enough solar energy to be self-sufficient in terms of electricity. At a time when cultural projects are often seen as a chance to create self-absorbed, questionably appropriate icons, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is a welcome addition.
Full presentation of the project:
http://www.archdaily.com/790678/stav...lding-workshop

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Old December 28th, 2016, 04:05 PM   #512
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Some impressive views of the SNF Cultural Center in Athens!
Photos that were published today at the Greek newspaper Naftemporiki by YIORGIS YEROLYMBOS the official photographer of the project.
http://www.naftemporiki.gr/story/118...labei-to-kpisn

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Old January 2nd, 2017, 06:09 PM   #513
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Happy New Year with a photo of the New Year celebration at the SNFCC




Source:https://www.facebook.com/SNFCC/posts/1211566682212746
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Old January 14th, 2017, 03:36 PM   #514
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Some beautiful photos that were taken from the SNF Cultural Center by the photographer Dimitris Poupalos.
http://www.dpoupalos.com/en/projects...ral-center--3/









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Old February 5th, 2017, 10:05 PM   #515
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SNF Cultural Center in Athens by Renzo Piano
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Old February 6th, 2017, 04:06 PM   #516
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According to the Greek press the SNF Foundation commissioned the renowned architect Renzo Piano to design an in-situ museum in order to cover and preserve the massive excavation of the ancient port of Faliro that was revealed during the construction of the SNF Cultural Center also designed by Renzo Piano. A huge cemetery with 80 skeletons dating from the 8th -5th Centuries BC has been revealed, some of them in massive graves with evidence of violence death and is considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries recently in Greece.
The site is located within the brand new Cultural Center complex that is going to be the new home of the National Library of Greece and the National Opera and also includes a vast park with Mediterranean flora.

Here some info for the archeological discovery:
The Faliron “prisoners” will be preserved in situ
The Central Archaeological Council has decided

http://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/201...reserved-situ/
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The “prisoners” revealed at the Faliron Delta, during works for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, won’t be backfilled, but preserved in situ. The find will be visible and accessible.

This was the decision made by the Central Archaeological Council (KAS). A not at all easy decision, as all facts and alternative solutions had to be examined, after the “sensational and very significant find” came to light. This is how the members of KAS characterized the burial of 80 prisoners found in array (some with iron handcuffs on their hands) dating back to the third quarter of the 7th century BC. This was a very important turbulent historical period, about which not many things are known, full of riots and revolutions between aristocracy supporters and those trying to subvert aristocracy. Regarding the Faliron find, this period could be linked either with the Cylonian Affair or with similar historical events.

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source:http://www.lifo.gr/articles/archaeology_articles/98996
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Old February 13th, 2017, 01:54 AM   #517
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Renzo Piano to Design New Museum in Athens
Important finds from an ancient Greek Necropolis will soon be getting a contemporary home.

http://www.greece-is.com/news/renzo-...eum-in-athens/
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Plans are under way for the construction of a new museum in the Faliron Delta region, southwest of the Athens city center, to house what is considered to be one of Attica’s most significant necropolises of the Archaic period (late 8th to early 5th c BC).
Parts of this ancient burial place were excavated by the Greek Archaeological Service in the early 1900s, but the largest and most significant site was unearthed during the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center – designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, the center was arguably the most important cultural opening in Greece last year.
The most impressive discovery, however, occurred in March 2016 when 80 male skeletons were found placed side-by-side in a 2.5-meter deep grave.
The skeletons, most of which had metal handcuffs attached them, came to be known as the “captives of Faliron” and even made it into Archaeology, the publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, as one of the “top 10 discoveries of 2016.”
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Delivery Ceremony of the SNFCC to the Greek Society


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Old February 27th, 2017, 05:22 PM   #519
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Delivery Ceremony of the SNFCC to the Greek Society













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Old March 1st, 2017, 04:33 PM   #520
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While being American,i have a lot of pride about such an amazing accomplishment as the roots of the western civilisation are in Greece.That's why most of the official buildings in DC are designed in a Greek classical style.The intemporal design pays tribute in a beautiful way to a major country Renzo Piano knows what he is accountable for...
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