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Here's an odd question I can't find any real answer to; what is the correct eastern border between Monaco and France?
Different maps show different things, and in light of Testimonio II being built right at that border, it's pretty significant.

Most maps show a straight line along the St Romain-river down to the ocean right where the peninsula begins.
But others show a curve going into Monaco to the roundabout outside Monte Carlo Bay.

Why are there two different borders and which one is correct?

Google Maps show the straight line: https://www.google.se/maps/@43.7501662,7.4372571,17z

This tourist map shows the curved line: https://travel.sygic.com/en/map/monaco-printable-tourist-map-city:2040
 

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Expansion of Monaco


The new hospital


New housing

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I will post several updates in the coming weeks, but since it's hard to find recent pictures of the different construction sites (even the Street View has not been updated since 2011), some of them will be from a few months ago. It should still give you a decent overview of what's going on in the city-state.


Fontvieille site project


Location : Fontvieille

Status : Proposed

Type : Mixed-use

Floor area : 45 000 m²

Architects : Studio Fuksas


Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas won the contest for the Fontvieille site project to revitalize Fontvieille’s district and port in Principality of Monaco. The project provides answers to major commercial, urban, architectural and ecological issues.

The new project directs the building to the outside, towards the horizon, creating links with the surrounding environment and landscape – from the island of Ranieri III to the sea, through the Canton Square, the zoo, Telecabina station and Alberto II avenue.

The idea is to ​​observe the natural elements: the sea and the green slopes of the Mediterranean hills. The curved lines evoke the movement of the waves and the morphology of the bottom of the sea but also and especially the Monegasque landscape: the curves that gradually reach the sea, cross Fontvieille, already known for “The rose garden” and the pastel colors of its buildings.




The current site :




Articles :

 

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AS Monaco New Performance Center

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Location : La Turbie, France

Status : Under construction

Estimated completion : 2020

Type : Sports

Floor area : 12 000 m²

Architects : ARCH Monaco


The project called "The Next Level" will include, along with the new building at the boot camp, boxes added at the Louis II Stadium as well as a new building for the academy next to it.



Center for Sporting Excellence

ASM’s new state-of-the-art multifunctional sports complex “Center for Sporting Excellence” (“Center”) at La Turbie will be located on a plot of 5 ha while the Center’s main building will occupy over 7,500 m2. Its facilities will include three football pitches meeting UEFA and French Football Federation standards; a fitness center, a medical center, a rehabilitation zone, a restaurant, and a conference hall with capacity for 80 people. The Center is being integrated into the local landscape with full respect for the environment. Solar panels will be installed on the roof of the building to ensure independent hot water supply. In addition, all land extracted during the earthworks will be reused after the construction phase. The investments in the construction of the Center have amounted to EUR 55 million. It is expected to be open by the 2020-21 season.












Boxes

Renovation of the premium boxes at the Louis II Stadium, which is being funded by the Government of the Principality, will last 12 months and is expected to be completed as soon as the 2019-20 season. As part of the project, 18 premium boxes of 16 m2 and a capacity of 8 people each will be built.





Diagonal

A dormitory for students of ASM Academy – “Diagonal” – will be built in Cap d’Ail, close to the Louis II stadium. The project is being funded by the Government of the Principality. The dormitory building will consist of two blocks and include 67 bedrooms, as well as classrooms, a kitchen, a medical center and a rehabilitation zone. Construction is expected to be completed by the 2020-21 season.


https://www.asmonaco.com/en/las-monaco-devoile-ses-projets-thenextlevel/
 

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New Princesse Grace Hospital Center


Location : Jardin exotique

Status : Under reconstruction

Estimated completion : 2028

Type : Hospital

Floor area : 85 000 m²

Architects : AIA Architectes / Natacha Morin Innocenti



















Photo from last December. They are currently doing the preparatory work at the level of the avenue below, where will be built the future parking. It is a very complex operation since they need to maintain the hospital activities during the construction by transfering them progressively into the new buildings and all this in a very restricted area.



https://www.monacomatin.mc/vie-locale/on-fait-le-point-sur-les-quatre-grands-chantiers-de-2019-a-monaco-287227
 

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New Princesse Grace Hospital Center


Location : Jardin exotique

Status : Under reconstruction

Estimated completion : 2028

Type : Hospital

Floor area : 85 000 m²

Architects : AIA Architectes / Natacha Morin Innocenti



















Photo from last December. They are currently doing the preparatory work at the level of the avenue below, where will be built the future parking. It is a very complex operation since they need to maintain the hospital activities during the construction by transfering them progressively into the new buildings and all this in a very restricted area.



https://www.monacomatin.mc/vie-locale/on-fait-le-point-sur-les-quatre-grands-chantiers-de-2019-a-monaco-287227
what was there before? i hope none classic villas weren't hurt :)?
 

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They only destroyed these buildings on this site (this is the location on Google Maps before the construction) :



But don't worry, they are destroying villas for almost every new project since there is no more space left and the law don't protect historical buildings as much as in France.
Thanks! it dosn't seem like a big loss in this project. ..and yes i know they destroying lots of villlas in monaco and that is why i was worried about this one:eek:hno:
 

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Il y avait quoi avant ce building ?
 

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Testimonio II

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Location : La Rousse, 72 boulevard d'Italie

Status : Under construction

Estimated completion : 2022

Type : Residential, education

Floors : 30

Architects : Arquitectonica / Alexandre Giraldi


According to the latest news, the tower gained 5 floors (for a total of 200 units) to face the lack of housing in the city. Also, an other tower called Testimonio II bis (172 units) is expected to be built right next to it in 2022 but there is still some details that needs to be finalised while the Testimonio III project is currently in stagnation because of issues with the land properties. The renders below doesn't include the 5 floors extension.


















A photo from last December of the construction site :



https://www.monacomatin.mc/vie-locale/on-fait-le-point-sur-les-quatre-grands-chantiers-de-2019-a-monaco-287227
 

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WTF is this shit?
Why even bother expanding the land area of Monaco when they only build freaking mediocre mid- and lowrises there? :| This is suburbia to the fullest.


https://i.ibb.co/BBZYj6K/3-VPA-quartier-large-a-rien-ouest.jpg


Besides they kept ruining this once wonderful blend of nature/coast and classical architecture. Monaco nowadays looks like a bit fancier version of Benidorm. God damn.
Why the wealthiest would bother having a residence there -except for saving taxes and speculating- is beyond comprehension.
 

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I applaud them for keeping things conservative taking into account the local area and residents. I'm actually surprised they haven't built on every inch and squeezed every penny out of the expansion. To have 100m+ towers here would look out of place and just be greedy. I'm loving the green areas and open spaces.

Monaco keeps getting better. Fabulous place to visit or live.
 
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