Location: Monte Carlo, Monaco
Developer: Monte Carlo Sea Land
Design: Studio Daniel Libeskind with Arata Isozaki, Andrea Maffei and Alexandre Giraldi
Landscape: West 8, Rotterdam
Structural Engineer: ARUP
The proposed project will create a new integrated whole for Monaco with an urbanity that is respectful of the old while creating a new image and set of opportunities for Monaco’s future. The extension of Cape Grace is intricately interwoven with the existing city fabric. This urban fabric is fully informed by the Principality’s existing urban texture, one which has evolved over centuries of organic growth, and injects a new sense of optimism with a new light and energy. The public realm comprised of parks, plazas, promenades and bicycle paths is an expansion of the landscape which together with new cultural, residential and commercial facilities significantly enhances Monaco’s urban experience. Cape Grace is a comprehensive proposal which successfully incorporates all the functional and technical objectives of the Principality and will become the model for such an extensive development demonstrating the utmost sensitivity towards its history, culture and the built and natural environments.