December 16, 2021

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC)

In autumn 2006, the STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION announced its intention to implement a special project of contribution to society. A project that is one of the most important donations to the Greek State. The STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION CULTURAL CENTRE, which was entirely funded at every stage and phase of the project (design, construction, equipment) by the STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION, includes the new premises of the National Library of Greece and the National Opera, as well as the creation of the Stavros Niarchos Park.

The study and design of the ambitious social project KISN has been commissioned to the architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop in February 2008, while the construction contract has been commissioned to the IMPREGILO-TERNA consortium in September 2012. Work began immediately, a few days later. MARMOLINE also participated in the construction with a range of high quality products.

The SNFCC, a reference point both in Athens and in Greece in general, was completed within 4 years and opened its doors on August 16, 2016.

This project followed a special architectural design that paid attention to its unique geographical location. For its construction, materials were selected that would highlight the style of its architectural design and building products that could meet the specific requirements of the project. In response to these specific needs, MARMOLINE participated in this project with a range of products with specific requirements and specifications. Products such as LM 400 marble adhesive that offered strong bonding of marble and granite slabs to flooring. LM 400 ensured maximum protection of white or colored marbles from potential stains from the substrate.

Prior to the tile adhesive application, the difficult substrate received the required preparation through the GB 30 floor filling cement mortar. It is the ideal choice for filling, levelling and grouting floors, giving a ready finished surface for the installation of ceramic tiles, marble or granite. Applied both indoors and outdoors, the selection criterion was the high mechanical and chemical strength of the cement mortar, creating a resistant substrate to shrinkage and severe weather conditions, ready to accept the corresponding coating and bonding material.