The Last Agora: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center-Athens
Contribution by Renzo Piano, Preface by Sir Antonio Pappano
A complete overview of one of the most ambitious urban projects by Italian architect Renzo Piano; a unique volume for all who are interested in architecture and urban landscape.
This volume is a close analysis of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, the revolutionary $600 million project designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano and donated by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the city of Athens for the construction of the National Library, Opera House, and a public park set in grounds covering 170,000 square meters. A truly urban design dedicated to the citizens of Athens that marks the recovery and revitalization of a derelict site on the edge of the inner city. A downloadable app for Apple and Android provides access to additional multimedia content, including virtual tours, drone videos, and photo galleries.
About The Author
Federico Bucci is professor of History of Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. He has been a member of the American Society of Architectural Historians and has curated several exhibitions on Italian architecture and published numerous books. Lorenzo Ciccarelli graduated in 2011 with a degree in Building Engineering and Architecture and since 2013 he has worked with the Renzo Piano Foundation.