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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center

Datos de Proyecto

Ubicación: Athens, Grecia

Ecologically sustainable art, educational and recreational complex at Falior bay, consisting of the National Library of Greece, Greek National Opera and several outbuildings in the 210,000 m² Stavros Niarchos Park

Architect: Renzo Piano

Project duration: Autumn 2012 – Spring 2016


  • Very high material requirements, in particular for the wall formwork and shoring
  • Strict requirements regarding the quality of the concrete surfaces
  • Maintaining high safety standards on the construction site
  • Very complicated geometries, large room heights, use of self-compacting concrete in part
  • Extremely tight construction schedule
  • Comprehensive, earthquake-proof concept for a load-bearing and working scaffold for the realisation of the suspended roof


JV Impregilo Spa-Terna S.A., Athens, Greece

Beneficios para el cliente

  • Cost-effective construction progress ensured by PERI services and fast provision of large amounts of materials
  • Maintaining the very strict construction schedule by providing continuous support throughout the project process
  • Project-specific optimised formwork and scaffolding planning from one source for extremely complex geometries and requirements
  • Excellent concrete surface quality in accordance with the architectural requirements for the walls
  • Safe working conditions in all situations resulting in very efficient working operations
  • Short assembly times for the shoring with PERI UP and ST 100 stacking towers
  • Easy and simple adaptation to high loads as well as large heights due to the high flexibility of PERI UP
Michalis Papafilippou, Site Manager about the PERI systems and the cooperation with PERI engineers.
Michalis Papafilippou
Site Manager

We are extremely satisfied with the PERI systems as well as the comprehensive service – in particular, with the competent application engineering, logistics and the on-site project support. In the process, PERI has helped us to successfully realize this challenging project. Especially the PERI UP modular scaffold with its high degree of flexibility and lightweight components which could be optimally adapted to suit the complex geometry. PERI UP has supported us throughout all construction phases by guaranteeing fast working operations along with providing a high level of safety and efficiency.

Solución PERI

  • Logistics concept including on-time deliveries of immense quantities of formwork and scaffolding materials
  • Project-specific scaffolding and formwork planning for complex geometries
  • Planning solution to ensure compliance with the required surface quality with the VARIO Girder Wall Formwork
  • Development of a special anchoring solution for the CB Climbing Formwork as well as FB 180 Folding Platforms in order to fulfil the high architectural requirements
  • Optimised shoring solutions with PERI UP, MULTIPROP and ST 100 for all horizontal building elements
  • Load-bearing and working scaffold solution with very low tolerances for erecting the roof including solutions for the earthquake-proof support as well as fine adjustment of the positioned roof elements
  • Development of a comprehensive safety concept for all formwork and scaffolding operations; among other things, through gap-free covered working areas and end-to-end guardrails