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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Monaco – Montecarlo SeaLand in Monaco by Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

 
May 30th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

The project stems from a major international competition in which the Principality of Monaco gave the opportunity for private investors to propose an extension of the principle of the sea with the construction of residences, offices, museums, hotels for a gross built-up area of up to 275,000 square meters.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

  • Architects: Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects
  • Project: Monaco – Montecarlo SeaLand
  • Location: Montecarlo, Monaco
  • Program: extension of the Monaco city on the sea with new residential, office, hotel, museums
  • Client: Monte Carlo Sea Land Ltd.
  • Competition: 2007- 2008
  • Design team: Arata Isozaki, Tokyo + Andrea Maffei Architects, Milan Studio Daniel Libeskind, New York Alexandre Giraldi, Monaco
  • Landscape: West 8, Rotterdam
  • Structure: Ove Arup & Partners, NY
  • Plants: Ove Arup & Partners, NY
  • Enviroment: Ove Arup & Partners, NY
  • Program and cost planning: Currie & Brown, London
  • General contractor: Condotte, Astaldi, Impregilo
  • Project  manager: Bovis Lend Lease
  • Site area: 160.000 mq. artificial island
  • Gross floor area: 275.000 – 315.000 mq.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

GFA (shon). The investor Monte Carlo Sea Land has commissioned studies Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei, Daniel Libeskind and Alexandre Giraldi to develop a master plan and real estate proposals that would allow urban development in proportion to the existing context and in harmony with it.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

The architects have proposed a natural extension of the territory, to the extent permitted by the notice, which is characterized by two apparent peninsulas, separated by a center channel on the Venetian model. The residential buildings have been concentrated on the inner channel and the sea on both fronts.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Four buildings characterize the new bridge “Canalgrande and prestigious penthouses over, the traffic of yachts that cross the new lagoon. The two ends of the intervention are emphasized by a 7-star Grand Hotel towards the sea and a science museum to the mainland. In front of the museum was planned marina for the berthing of large yachts and even a pleasant pedestrian promenade connecting directly with the casino.

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

Image Courtesy Arata Isozaki + Andrea Maffei Architects

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