Monaco urban extension

Principality of Monaco - 2008 (competition)

Conceived with the Barwa group, the architect’s team has imagined the concept of a calm sea. An offshore bar developed far from the natural coastline, creates a marine space free of tide-swell, which allows for the establishment of inhabited areas in the middle of the water, promenades, artificial beaches, and lays out a submarine landscape, developing flora and fauna. A key building dominates the whole, including a museum, a university dedicated to safeguarding the planet, and an underground opera house.

(In partnership with Anthony Béchu, Jacques Rougerie and Rainier Boisson)


  • Principality of Monaco
  • 2007-2008
  • with M. Rougerie, M. Béchu and M. Boisson