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AkzoNobel Provides its Coatings to the New Home of the Greek National Opera

Published on 2015-11-04. Author : SpecialChem

Visitors to a new cultural center in Athens that’s due to house the Greek National Opera will find that high performance coatings from AkzoNobel have taken center stage.

Greek Opera
Fig. 1: Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center

Being designed by renowned architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is due to be completed early next year. Also home to the National Library of Greece and the 17-hectare Stavros Niarchos Park it will be one of the country’s most important public buildings.

“We are honored to be involved in such an iconic project, particularly one that has objectives that mirror our own,” said Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel’s Executive Committee member responsible for Performance Coatings.

“The SNFCC puts great emphasis on education, culture and sustainability, and these are perfectly in line with the aims of our own Human Cities initiative, which is designed to improve, energize and regenerate urban communities across the world.”

The center will be protected by products from a number of AkzoNobel businesses. Interpon powder coatings will be used for the facade and all aluminum and steel profiles, while protective coatings and fire protection from the company’s International range will be used on the structural steel. In addition, the building’s brickwork will feature AkzoNobel’s Vivechrom products.

Executive architects Betaplan S.A. said their choice of AkzoNobel products reflected the high performance needed for such a demanding project – the environment is Class 5 Marine, as it is very close to the sea. They also singled out the company’s high level of customer service.

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is one of the leading global paints and coatings companies and one of the major producers of specialty chemicals. Calling on centuries of expertise, it supplies industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and sustainable technologies designed to meet the growing demands of its fast-changing planet. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, it has approximately 46,000 people in around 80 countries, while its portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International, Interpon and Eka. Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability, it is committed to making life more liveable and its cities more human.

Source: AkzoNobel

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