SNFCC Athens
Musical Fountains


LCI are proud to have completed a new Fountain installation at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, Greece.

The launch event was attended by 18000 people who gathered to watch the Greek National Opera Orchestra play the music to the fountain shows.

The Dancing Fountains at the SNFCC Canal include 59 vertical water jets in line with the architectural design by the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. These are complimented by 10 dual axis robotic moving jets. The combination forms a powerful light, sound and water display that captivates visitor’s day and night.

SNFCC fountains by LCI in red drone photo

The fountain installation graces the SNFCC‘s 12,000-square-meter seawater Canal. It presents elegant and explosively colorful displays choreographed to music. Water helps define the character of the SNFCC as a physical space too.

The Canal acts as an imaginary link to Faliron Bay, situating the complex in its surroundings. Its use of saltwater joins many thoughtful design features incorporated by Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) in helping make the SNFCC as sustainable and self-sufficient as possible.

The new fountains encapsulate something essential about the SNFCC: they’re not a static showpiece, but lively and infinitely adaptable. In a public space that bears the name of the founder, a man who built his business plying the waters of the world’s shipping routes, it’s fitting that water features continue to play a central role.