The Cultural Park in Athens will create Renzo Piano
In Athens, the capital of Greece, a “cultural park” will be built, the project of which will be created by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, the organizers of the project, the Stavros Niarhos Foundation, said.
The project involves the construction of new buildings of the National Opera of Greece and the National Library. The buildings are planned to be built with the latest technology with respect for the environment. After completion of the construction of the complex will be transferred to the Greek state. The project cost is estimated at 300 million euros.
Renzo Piano himself reacted very emotionally to this order. "Great! I have always loved the clear light and the living wind of Greece. The project will live and breathe clean air and health ... I feel at home in Athens - the city-champion of open spirit and soaring intelligence, ”said the 70-year-old architect.
It is worth noting that Renzo Piano is one of the most influential modern architects.His most famous project was the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, completed in 1977. In addition, he owns such projects as Kansai Airport in Osaka, the Beyeler Museum in Basel, the Paul Kle Center in Bern, the building of the New York Times in New York. He also restored many famous architectural ensembles, such as the old port of Genoa and the Potsdamer Platz square in Berlin.