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Old June 15th, 2015, 01:42 AM   #161
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Rumour has it that the Tour Odeon has been accidentally built slightly over the border with France. Buyers are currently unable to move in or get their property deeds.

If true, legal wrangling with France could go on for a very long time!
Yikes. How could that happen? That border should be pretty well mapped out?
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Old July 2nd, 2015, 10:48 PM   #162
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After a look on some pictures of monaco I suddenly discovered - the east (left) part of l'Hôtel de Paris is torn down!

2013

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I also found this picture, what are they doing with le Sporting d’Hiver? Is this a kind of preparation before they start to demolish it?

IMG_0451_2 by anthony69006sportauto, on Flickr
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Old July 4th, 2015, 03:32 AM   #163
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Yeah, they're doing a total makeover of Hotel de Paris. Only the original part towards the square is intact.
They had a picture on how it will look aftwewards... I'm sceptical...

Yes, the Sporting d'Hiver will be replaced with glass and steele apartiments. :/
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Old July 4th, 2015, 12:27 PM   #164
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They are destroying Monte-Carlo
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Old July 4th, 2015, 02:03 PM   #165
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Alas, yet another once-great European country destroyed by the perils of modernism. I am sickened that these so-called 'architects' feel that they have the authority to tear down beautiful buildings and replace them with bland, dull and soulless boxes. When will the world realise that modernism is absolutely repulsive and is massacring our beloved cities one-by-one? It seems that, despite the fact humanity has advanced in so many ways, we are going backwards in terms of architecture. This is just a tragedy.

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Old July 6th, 2015, 12:04 AM   #166
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They are destroying Monte-Carlo
Indeed.

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Alas, yet another once-great European country destroyed by the perils of modernism. I am sickened that these so-called 'architects' feel that they have the authority to tear down beautiful buildings and replace them with bland, dull and soulless boxes. When will the world realise that modernism is absolutely repulsive and is massacring our beloved cities one-by-one? It seems that, despite the fact humanity has advanced in so many ways, we are going backwards in terms of architecture. This is just a tragedy.

Sorry for the rant.
No need to apologize and you are 100% right.
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Old July 8th, 2015, 02:36 AM   #167
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Damnit, I had hoped this stupid thing had got away...

http://rivieratimes.com/index.php/mo...een-light.html

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Monaco land reclamation project gets green light

The municipal council has voted unanimously in favour of an ambitious land reclamation project which will add desperately-needed housing and greenspace to the world’s most densely populated country. Expanding out into the Mediterranean, Anse du Portier will also feature a landscaped park complete with an artificial hill rising to 17 metres high, as well as shops and offices.



he government of Prince Albert II first invited bids for the luxury development two years ago in order to ease overcrowding in the tiny Principality, where 36,000 inhabitants currently share just two kilometres of land. It insisted on bids which demonstrate the most rigorous environmental standards with "sustainable urban design" being its guiding principle.

Indeed, green areas are a strong theme in the winning bid, with several swathes of land surrounding the urban development set aside for trees and shrubbery.

Deputy mayor, André Campana, said, “This new district takes into account the characteristics of an urban area, namely the continuity of pedestrian access, quality of public spaces, facades…

“A feature of this space is notably the landscaped public park and the hill, around which the project is based, and the various pedestrian routes which compose it, such as along the sea front. The outdoor areas will also include public spaces and public facilities including parking and a 5,000 m² extension to the Grimaldi Forum.”

The project will create around 60,000 m² of land, including housing for nearly 700 inhabitants and commercial areas. In addition there is a small port. Vehicles will have access to the new area but priority has been given to pedestrian and cyclist access.

Monaco is not only the most densely populated country in the world but also the world's smallest country, after the Vatican City. The land reclamation scheme will increase Monaco’s official territory by approximately 3%.

Monaco abandoned plans in 2008 for a larger land reclamation project due to the global financial crisis.

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Old July 8th, 2015, 01:00 PM   #168
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Hmm, it looks smaller than the other proposals. Is that true? But a 17 meters high artificial hill?
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Old July 8th, 2015, 04:33 PM   #169
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Hmm, it looks smaller than the other proposals. Is that true? But a 17 meters high artificial hill?
Yes, it's the least bad proposal, but still.

Yeah I know.
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Old July 20th, 2015, 02:58 PM   #170
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I've found some new projects going on in Monaco.
This is something they will build in la Condamine: (terrible)

https://www.leadingproperties.com/mc...a-la-condamine

And this is also something new:
http://www.monacowealthmanagement.co...raordinary.php

The building is really tall, but the old building wasn't very beautiful either...
I think it will be placed here, next to the Casino Gardens, but I'm not sure:
maps.google.com

Finally, this is an interesting article I found:
http://www.monacowealthmanagement.co...raordinary.php
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Old July 20th, 2015, 03:58 PM   #171
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They are really ruining Monaco's cityscape with those souless buildings ...
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Old July 21st, 2015, 07:00 PM   #172
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A sad article.

The only good new building is the Yacht Club.
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Old July 21st, 2015, 10:14 PM   #173
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A sad article.

The only good new building is the Yacht Club.
In the article, yes, but not the only if you count all of the small beautiful buildings they have built last year.

But the problem is that the big buildings is the buildings you will notice.
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Old August 26th, 2015, 06:50 PM   #174
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L’ANSE DU PORTIER

This is the same architecture as the 1970s...

http://www.bouygues-construction.com...ension-project

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BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION, PARTNER OF THE MONACO OFFSHORE URBAN EXTENSION PROJECT

On the 30 of July, the concession agreement for the Portier Cove land reclamation projectwas signed between the Monaco Minister of State Michel Roger and Mr Gérard Brianti, CEO of the Monegasque anonimous company l’Anse du Portier, in charge of the maritime infrastructure work. Many Monegasque companies will be included in the offshore urban extension project with Bouygues Travaux Publics.





For more than 150 years, the Principality of Monaco has opted to adapt its urban planning to the small size of its territory – just two square kilometres. The scarcity of available real estate led the Principality to extend progressively into the sea.

To support its development, the Principality is launching a new offshore urban extension project which will create a district of six hectares, with lofty ambitions in terms of sustainable development and environmental protection.

The S.A.M. Anse du Portier/Bouygues Travaux Publics Group selected

At the end of the selection process, the S.A.M. Anse du Portier/Bouygues Travaux Publics Group was in first place. The Group put forward a comprehensive and coherent proposal, supplying information enabling its capacity to implement the entire project to be assessed, and including substantial involvement from Monegasque companies and solid financial guarantees.

The exclusive negotiation phase resulted in the development of an agreement defining all of the technical arrangements (at the pilot study phase), as well as the legal and financial aspects of the project. The agreement covers the entire project and will come to an end when the whole of the new district is accepted.

A new seafront



The offshore urban extension project will create an area of six hectares, enabling the development of a new place to live in the Principality.

The land reclamation project will enable the construction of an eco-district comprising:
• 60,000 m² of largely residential space
• public facilities, an extension of Grimaldi Forum, a public car park and a marina
• a landscaped park
• a seafront promenade
• a shaded, planted passageway running the length of the Japanese Garden, the Grimaldi Forum and the new Forum extension
• pedestrian-only quays within the marina

The project will pay particular attention to environmental aspects, and focus especially on respect for the marine environment (Larvotto Reserve, Spélugues coral reef, etc.) and neighbouring areas, sites and landscapes. The district will have an eco-design and will seek environmental certifications including HQE Aménagement, BREEAM, BiodiverCity label, Clean Ports, etc. Set to begin at the end of 2016, the work should be completed by 2025.
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Old August 27th, 2015, 01:12 AM   #175
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Hmm...
I mean, obviously I would have wanted something different, but cincidering other projects in the Principality...

It's not that much of an extension, it's just outside the Grimaldi Forum and the Japanese Garden, so it dosen't intrude on the beach or anything...

Think of it this way; it could be much worse, and with this, they might stop destroying old buildings for a while...
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Old August 27th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #176
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Think of it this way; it could be much worse, and with this, they might stop destroying old buildings for a while...
I'm afraid they don't. They are destroying a lot of buildings every year, and it's at least ten years left...
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Old August 27th, 2015, 09:28 PM   #177
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Well the government could stop allowing that to happen and point to the fact that all these new apartiments will be built.

One can hope, right?
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Old August 28th, 2015, 02:12 AM   #178
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This article had some interesting info.

http://www.mooringspot.com/anse-port...rlo-new-berths

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Monaco’s New Marina, in 10 Years from now


Monaco’s long awaited land reclamation project has at last been revealed at the beginning of this month. After requesting models and renderings to better assess the impact this extension would have on Monaco’s scenery, the government and the town’s representatives have unanimously approved the project which should be delivered in a decade from now. The Principality’s newest district is designed to be an exemplary urban development, including vast gardens, housing, and a marina.

This is far from being like highly innovative and daring project that the various consortia, who had presented their bids, had imagined in 2013. There will be no artificial islands. It would seem that the consortium of companies led by Bouygues has preferred reclaiming land by adding fill, rather than using only semi-submersible concrete blocks. Such structures will however be used to contain the area of water which will subsequently be reclaimed. The name of the new district will be “Anse du Portier” (or “Portier Cove”), after the small picturesque fishing harbour that used to be nearby before it was replaced by a leisure centre and a night-club (highlighted on the map in green).

The Portier Cove is a project that will be consistent with Monaco’s pledge to promote sustainable growth, in all aspects. There will be no road traffic, to offer greater space to pedestrians and cyclists. The majority of the 60,000 m² reclaimed land will be covered with gardens and parks, with a hill which will be 55’ in height. Of course, there will be buildings with enough flats to house 700 people, as well as shops and boutiques. The Grimaldi Forum will be extended. A new waterfront promenade will provide a spectacular view of Monte-Carlo, Port Hercules and the “Rock”. This brand new urban and residential complex as well as its infrastructures will be the full property of the state. The buildings however will be the constructor’s property, for a concession period of several years.



Rendering showing the appearance of Monaco's coastline in 2025, with the new Portier Cove and its marina.

The new harbour of the Portier will be nothing like the original Portier, which was more of a dry storage area for boats, under beautiful stone arches with a beach next to it. This will be a marina of approximately 4,000 m², with some 20 berths of limited size, destined to boats and small yachts, and not for mega yachts, which year after year, come in greater numbers to anchor off Monaco. Though many aspects are still being discussed, the government is considering which entity will be in charge of running the new port. The SEPM (Société d’Exploitation des Ports de Monaco), which is responsible for Port Hercules and the Port of Fontvieille, could therefore see its capacity to welcome yachts extended. However, the Yacht Club de Monaco – which for over a year now has been granted the management of the berths in the outer basin (highlighted on the map in orange) located right in front of its new, state-of-the-art, Norman Foster building – could also manage the Portier Marina in order to better respond to its members wishing to stay in the Principality, or host more sailing events.

We would like to stress that since the reign of Prince Rainier III, Monaco, the second smallest country in the world, has gradually extended its territory, peacefully, by reclaiming land on its territorial waters. The Portier Cove (highlighted on the map in red), is in fact the extension of the Larvotto district which emerged in the 1960s and 1970s (highlighted on the map in yellow). This might only be a stage in the Principality’s expansion in the 21st Century.



The land reclaimed by Monaco since Rainier III until nowadays, also featuring the new Portier district.


MooringSpot, July 2015.
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Well the government could stop allowing that to happen and point to the fact that all these new apartiments will be built.

One can hope, right?
Yes, one can hope...
And yes, an interesting article
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I like the name; Anse du Portier - Portier Cove.
But what will the name be of the harbour? Port de Portier?
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