Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre

Commercial project in Athens, Greece

Project category Commercial
Project type New project
Year of completion 2017
Size of project(m2) 5.000+
Number of KNX devices used 1.000+
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KNX Transmission media
Twisted pair
IP
Project cost(€) 80.000+
Man hours 2.000+
Man power 6 – 10
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Project characteristics

This diagram shows the level of energy efficiency, innovation and ease of use in the project. The main characteristic is displayed in the centre.

Applications used

The icons marked in blue are the applications used in this project via KNX.

Lighting
Heating, Ventilation & Air conditioning (HVAC)
Blind and Shutter Control
Security and Safety
Operation and Visualisation
Automation and Remote Access
Energy Management/Smart Metering
Other

Detailed description

Energy Efficiency

The usage of automated functions already save energy in every installation. Especially the usage of KNX has a lot of potential for further energy savings, which can contribute to a better environmental footprint. Be extending KNX to more functions and applications, energy savings of up to 60% can be realised. Thanks to the flexibility of KNX, these functions can easily be implemented in this installation

Innovation

Smart homes and buildings are always an upgrade in comparison to a conventional installation. Not only automated functions and a higher level of comfort contribute to a higher living standard, but also the possibility to be ready for coming innovations. Thanks to the usage of KNX, the door has been opened to integrate new innovative solutions, using the worldwide STANDARD for home and building control.

Ease of Use

By integrating KNX, we automatically experience a higher energy efficiency and comfort. Furthermore, by the possibility to use further devices, in order to make the usage of the project easier, we can look at further opportunity to even make the whole installation easier in usage.

Applications used

  • Lighting: Switching , Dimming , Light Scenes , Timed Control , Automatic Occupancy Detection , Constant Light Control , Lighting Colour Control
  • Blind and Shutter Control: Individual Control , Group & Central Control , Automatic Programs , Wind and Rain Protection , Sun Tracing (interaction with HVAC / lighting)
  • Operation and Visualisation: Switches / Push Buttons , Web Servers , Touch Panels & Display Panels , Tablets and smart phones
  • Automation and Remote Access: Timed Functions , Logical Functions , System Supervision , Internet Access , Remote Programming

Customer's description

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation cultural centre is a world-class centre, housing the Greek National Opera House and the Greek National Library. The centre also includes vital new green space where cultural events and activities can be held. The design focuses on the reduction of energy and water demands using passive design solutions, where possible. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre is the first building in Greece that achieved a LEED® platinum certification and this was achieved thanks to KNX smart integrated controls

Contact information

Company name Designed by: Arup - Implemented by: Eibshop Greece
Company email info@eibshop.gr
Company website www.eibshop.gr
Contact name Iason Chaloulos
Contact function System Integrator