Monaco - first caisson unveiled – Heavy Lift News
2 Aug 2018

Monaco – first caisson unveiled

The €2.3 Bn project, courtesy of Valode & Pistre Architects

date 2 August 2018

Last week the symbolic unveiling of the first caisson for the Monaco offshore urban extension project took place. The €2.3 billion project is one of the largest construction projects in the Mediterranean area.

The ceremony marked the first visible stage of what is a symbolic project for the Principality.

Seventeen further caissons will join this first structure over the course of the next 12 months, to create a protective belt designed to counter the sea swell. The maritime infrastructure will be fully completed by 2020.

The future eco-district, which has been named Portier Cove, will extend over six hectares and will comprise: 

·                60,000 m² of space

·                A one-hectare public park

·                A 3,000 m2 retail area

·                A 9,000 m2 extension for Grimaldi Forum Monaco

·                A marina with approximately 30 moorings

·                Public facilities, including a 160-space car park

Source: Gouvernement Princier