The National Museum of Contemporary Art is the first public building in Greece to achieve LEED. This 20,000 m2 landmark project included the major renovation of an industrial building and was certified with LEED v3 for New Construction & Major Renovation at Silver level in November 2014.
A significant portion of structural elements and external walls were maintained and incorporated in the new modern design. The renovation and reuse of the building structure and the extensive use of locally sourced materials contributed to the minimization of the carbon footprint of the building by eliminating the demand for materials with high embodied energy and corresponding carbon emissions. The project aimed at high energy efficiency through passive design and efficient building systems. As a result, the building has significantly reduced energy demand for lighting and cooling. In parallel, the design was optimized to provide high thermal comfort conditions for the occupants and visitors.
ARCHITECH: I. Mouzakis
Ministry of Culture of Greece
LEED v3 BD+C