A new collaboration model
"Construction work on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center began in 2012. Internally we had dubbed the SNFCC the 'triple' project, since, apart from the new premises of the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), it also included a park, the Stavros Niarchos Park, covering an area of almost 200,000 square meters. This is a park that, with regards to the Cultural Center, is almost as important as the two institutions-pillars of our culture.
10 years later, the SNFCC is delivered, in its entirety, to the Greek State and its rightful owner, the Greek society. For all of us at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, SNFCC reflects the unlimited potential and ability of Greece, for which we will continue to strive.
There are many who speak of projects created through public-private partnerships. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center is one of the world’s finest examples of such a project. The SNFCC can be a model of collaboration and effectiveness for the entire country."
Andreas C. Dracopoulos, SNF Co-President, 23/02/17
Find out more about the Delivery Ceremony on February 23, 2017