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Old March 5th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #21
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Some recent renders of the Tour Odéon.
OK, I repost the render I made with one of my pictures (since it doesn't work anymore in your quote on post #3):



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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #22
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This level of urban demolition-construction is more akin to China than Europe. It's unprecedented in today's Europe as far as I know. What do you guys think?
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Old March 6th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #23
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It will be replaced by a series of glass walled midrise buildings with a commercial street in the middle. The buildings will contain shops, luxury apartments to be rented, offices, an art gallery, and a conference hall. The project, called Carré d'Or, was designed by the famous architect Richard Rogers. Demolition and construction are scheduled to start in 2016 and be completed in 2020.
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This level of urban demolition-construction is more akin to China than Europe. It's unprecedented in today's Europe as far as I know. What do you guys think?
I love the project and think the replacement i a nice improvement to what currently exists there!
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:23 PM   #24
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The Sporting d'Hiver, an Art Deco building built in 1932 on the central square of Monte Carlo, next to the famous Monte Carlo Casino, with large rooms and ten-metre-high ceilings, and used for international conferences and receptions, is going to be.... demolished!

This is the Sporting d'Hiver that is going to be torn down:

it must be a joke...
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Old March 6th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #25
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It isn't I'm afraid.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 04:55 PM   #26
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Another project in Monaco. The Tour Giroflées, located on Rue des Giroflées ("Wallflowers Street"), along the border with France. Designed by French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, it will be a residential tower, 69 meter (226 ft) high, 23 floors, containing 29,000 m² (310,000 sq ft) of floor space. I don't know how advanced is the project.





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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #27
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Some nice projects going up in Monaco
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Old March 7th, 2012, 05:24 PM   #28
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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #29
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A contest was opened for a tower at the Testimonio II site. No project has been selected yet, but the Monaco authorities say they are still planing to build apartments there, so possibly one of the tower submitted in the contest.

These are two of the projects that have been submitted for the Testimonio II site.

Project by architect Jacques Rougerie:











Project by architect Alain-Charles Perrot:





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Old March 9th, 2012, 12:40 PM   #30
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Other good news: the Monaco authorities have recently indicated that they are planning an office tower on the Charles III site, on the western border of the principality. This tower will contain 60,000 m² (645,000 sq feet) of floor space and and underground car park with 1,000 parking spaces. So that could be a tower as high as the Tour Odéon.
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Old March 9th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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A new render of the Tour Odéon.

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Old March 9th, 2012, 09:27 PM   #32
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Are there pictures of the new building of Monaco Yacht Club?
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Old March 10th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #33
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Staid Monaco is going bonkers! I prefer the Rougerie entry myself. Anxious to see the office tower too.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #34
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Are there pictures of the new building of Monaco Yacht Club?
Monaco's Yacht Club was designed by Norman Foster.

Here are some renders.

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This is the description of the project on Foster's website:
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In 2002 the Government of Monaco commissioned the practice to design a yacht club as the symbolic centrepiece of the city’s remodelled harbour front. Like a city in miniature, the building is designed to be Monaco’s sporting and social hub. It offers a strikingly wide range of accommodation to facilitate the club’s extraordinarily diverse programme, including a sailing school, rowing club, event spaces, restaurants, bars, shops and a museum. The new building celebrates Monaco’s spectacular coastline and its rich nautical heritage, creating a series of deck-like viewing terraces that step up along the harbour to offer unrivalled views out to yacht races at sea or inland over the course of the renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Located on an area of reclaimed land alongside two newly refurbished jetties, the development extends the city’s existing marina eastwards and can accommodate a range of craft, from small children’s sailing boats to 100-metre super yachts.

A linear building, the yacht club is environmentally sophisticated. It is oriented to benefit from generous natural light and uninterrupted sea views along the glazed southern quayside façade, while the north aspect is more solid, acting as a buffer to the road. The entire south facing glazing is fully openable, with deep terraces and louvres to create temperate, shaded external spaces and to minimise solar gain inside. Accessed either from the lively new pedestrian promenade running along the quay, or by car from the roadside, the club is entered via a full-height glazed atrium that frames views out over the harbour. Solar thermal panels as well as photovoltaics complement the energy supply, while all the interior spaces are air-conditioned, using a low-energy, sea-cooled refrigeration system. The interior aesthetic is dominated by a neutral palette of sustainably resourced natural materials that resonate with the nautical theme. A spiral staircase leads up to the more exclusive areas of the club. On the first floor, are a clubroom, bar and restaurant, which open out on to a broad terrace. Above the restaurant is a ballroom, and one floor higher is an apartment for the club secretary together with a series of ‘cabins’ for visiting guests.

Along with the yacht club, the scheme also introduces shops and other public amenities at quay level that will make the harbour a lively and animated place to be. The lower floors of the building contain a rowing club and sailing school, which have full-height sliding doors that encourage activities to spread out on to the quayside. Designed largely for children, the school provides classrooms, workshops and lofts for the small Pico and Laser boats. Inland there is a new landscaped embankment park on the roof of the sailing school and nautical society. Bounded on one side by the club’s restaurant terrace and leading on the other side to a new Maritime Museum, it complements the few green public spaces in this densely populated city and forms a new link in the pedestrian route between the quayside and Casino Square.
The project has encountered some problems with the foundations which have been flooded (they are below the sea level), so it's one year later. Instead of being completed in the spring of 2012 it's now scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013.

Some pictures of the construction site taken by the Niçois forumer Monmix on September 18, 2011:



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Old March 11th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #35
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Thanks brisavoine for renders and pics.
Another construction in Monaco is the new Conseil National, in Monaco-Ville.

http://www.conseil-national.mc/futur-batiment-cn.php

Will be opened in mid 2012.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 03:50 PM   #36
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If what was built actually resembled the renders there would be no problem. But renders of glass wall buildings never resemble the reality. The current Winter Sports building, while second rate and deserving replacement, does provide the square with a calm anonymous facade. The new apartments with their floor to ceiling glass will be more visually 'busy' and intrusive into the public space. So if I was the Prince (and it's Monaco's tragedy I'm not) I would have demanded some architectural filtering of the glass walls, with either solid balcony walls, decorative screens or other features. Monaco's problem is that there's very few sanctuaries that enable one to get away from the sense of being looked down upon. These will only add to it. If you look at the Belle Epoque building right next to it you can see that it doesn't visually intrude into the public space because the ratio of window to structure is less. In close built areas like this it's just a matter of sensitivity.

The Foster Yacht Club design is also a misfire. The ship analogy is overplayed with the masts and it's too fussy and insubstantial in its lines to make a calm strong statement. Frozen music it ain't. And worse, it could be a harbour front building anywhere. It doesn't have the assured luxe substance that says Monaco -- at least in one's dreams.

There's some utterly hideous and rundown 50s & 60s apartment buildings in Monaco. Why they aren't implementing buyouts on those and replacing them, rather than blocking views with more monsters on fresh sites, baffles me.

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A contest was opened for a tower at the Testimonio II site. No project has been selected yet, but the Monaco authorities say they are still planing to build apartments there, so possibly one of the tower submitted in the contest.
How realistic is this project? Any recent news?
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Old May 5th, 2012, 10:36 PM   #38
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October 8, 2011 :
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Any new updates?
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Old May 6th, 2012, 03:43 AM   #40
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Any new updates?
Yes, this picture shows the building (Le Simona) on April 5, 2012:
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And in this panoramic view taken on May 1, 2012, you can also see Le Simona building. I have also indicated the location of the Tour Odéon currently under construction.

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