Studio Fuksas wins the competition for new Fontvieille’s site

The IAA Academician Massimiliano Fuksas and Doriana Fuksas have won the contest for revitalization of Fontvieille’s district and port in Principality of Monaco. The project provides answers to specific commercial, urban, architectural and ecological problems.

The new project aims to create a vertical park, which 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 curved lines were made to 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 building contains cultural and commercial spaces spread over five floors, which will open out on to a series of curved terraces. The designer‘s idea is to be observed the sea and the green slopes of the Mediterranean hills.