Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens

 

Burrell Foley Fischer was commissioned to undertake the design of the two auditoria spaces and front of house areas following a limited competition to complete the structural shell (initially designed by the French practice Architecture Studio) that extends 9 storeys underground and 8 storeys above ground.  The building houses a library, recording studios, exhibition galleries, underground car parking and a roof top restaurant overlooking the Acropolis.

Working with an international team of consultants, Burrell Foley Fischer completed the design of the auditoria spaces, bar and foyer areas.  The main, 880 seat, auditorium is designed to respond to a variety of performance types, including opera, symphony concerts, music theatre, drama and dance.  The smaller, 220 seat, second auditorium is designed with a variable acoustic to suit small-scale music, dance, drama and lecture presentations.