Cultural Milestone

The SNFCC was, and still is, the largest and most important building in Greece that has been constructed with implementation of Building Information Modeling technology. EB/Architects proudly managed this accomplishment as part of their involvement in all stages of this monumental project.

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Architectural & BIM Implementation Services for the Design & Construction of the SNFCC Project

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), a project that includes the construction and complete out fitting of new facilities for the National Library of Greece (NLG) and the Greek National Opera (GNO), as well as the creation of the 170,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park, with a budget of €566,000,000, is one of the largest construction projects in recent Greek history, and one of the most important civic (cultural/educational) projects ever undertaken in the country.

Designed by architectural firm Renzo Piano Building Workshop, and constructed by Salini Impregilo-Terna JV, the SNFCC is a donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

EB/Architects have been participating in all the stages of this remarkable project:

In the Design Stage they have provided BIM and Revit consulting services to the executive Architect (BETAPLAN SA) and they have also contributed to the preparation of the Construction Details package.

In the Tender Stage, EB/Architects have assisted Bouygues-J&P JV to the preparation of their tender as Architectural and BIM Consultants.

In the Construction Stage, EB/Architects-Elytron JV has been responsible for the development of the IFC drawings at the level of detail that was needed for the execution of works, and for producing all the related builders’ works and shop drawings deliverables.

EB/Architects managed the overall BIM implementation to the construction process, including clash detection and spatial coordination workflows, and production of the architectural construction and shop drawings deliverables, exported from the modeling environment.

Included in the services provided by EB/Architects to the Contractor’s JV has been the preparation of a comprehensive BIM implementation strategy for the Operation and Maintenance phase of the project.

year
2010-2016
client
SNF, BETAPLAN SA, BOUYGUES-J&P JV, SALINI IMPREGILO-TERNA JV
location
Athens, Greece
BUILT-UP AREA (sqm)
GNO: 42,000 - NLG: 32,000 - LANDSCAPE: 190,000 - CAR PARK: 38,000
architectural services
  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION & SHOP DRAWINGS DOCUMENTATION
  • TECHNICAL & BIM SUPPORT AT THE TENDER STAGE
  • ON SITE TECHNICAL & BIM SUPPORT AT THE CONSTRUCTION STAGE
BIM uses
  • BIM MANAGEMENT
  • BIM ARCHITECTURAL, STRUCTURAL, LANDSCAPE & MEP MODELING
  • BIM GENERATED ARCHITECTURAL DOCUMENTATION
  • CLASH DETECTION & BIM SUPPORTED SPATIAL COORDINATION
  • BIM SUPPORTED QUANTIFICATION-BoQ INTEGRATION
  • BIM SUPPORTED VISUALIZATION OF THE CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCE (4D SCHEDULING)
  • SCAN TO BIM
  • BIM IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY FOR O&M
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