Monaco 20252019-03-25T11:17:39+00:00

Portier Cove: A New Eco-District

Monaco 2025

Portier Cove, Monaco’s new eco-district is designed as an extension of the Principality’s existing coastline from the Grimaldi Forum to the Formula One tunnel.

Photo: Principauté de Monaco/SAM L’Anse du Portier/Valode et Pistre Architectes/Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

Portier Cove marks the beginning of a sustainable redevelopment of the eastern territory of Monaco. The new eco-district offers an exclusively pedestrianised surface with many elements:

  • One hectare public park
  • Various public walkways, both along the coast and throughout the district, which will connect with existing areas of the Principality
  • A port offering approximately 30 slips
  • An underground public car park
  • Buildings offering both office and retail space
  • Luxury housing including multi-tenant buildings and private waterfront villas
  • An extension of the Grimaldi Forum (convention centre)
Photo: Principauté de Monaco/SAM L’Anse du Portier/Valode et Pistre Architectes/Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

Portier Cove will integrate with the existing coastline of the Principality both aesthetically and environmentally. It offers a curved coastline, which is an extension of the existing curve depth (35 meters) and allows for the continued natural flow of currents. The landscape architecture is designed as a continuum of the existing landform, which was most recently updated in the 1950s.

Photos: Principauté de Monaco/SAM L’Anse du Portier/Valode et Pistre Architectes/Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Michel Desvigne Paysagiste

From inception, each element of Portier Cove has been designed with utmost concern for limiting infringements on the environment. From assessing and preparing the work site, to methods of construction, and sustainable practices for providing energy and utilities to the new buildings; each aspect has been carefully considered to achieve a sustainable and environmentally conscious method of delivering a project of this scale.

SAM L’Anse du Portier, along with Bouygues TP MC, has fully committed to implementing innovative techniques and solutions to achieve the long time values of environmental responsibility of the Principality and to comply with the strict standards outlined in the treaty signed by the parties and the Principality of Monaco in July 2015.

Photo: Principauté de Monaco/SAM L’Anse du Portier/Valode et Pistre Architectes/Renzo Piano Building Workshop/Michel Desvigne Paysagiste