Yacht Club de Monaco / Foster + Partners

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Architects: Foster + Partners
Location: Monte Carlo,
Design Team: Norman Foster, Spencer de Grey, David Nelson, Nigel Dancey, Patrick Campbell, Ivan Kaye, David Summerfield, James Barnes, Ulrich Hamann, Hugh Stewart, Annamaria Anderloni, Katy Roach
Area: 26550.0 sqm
Year: 2014
Photographs: Nigel Young | Foster + Partners, YCM | Carlo Borlenghi

The Simona / Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte

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Architects: Jean-Pierre Lott Architecte
Location:
Design Team: Agence Jean-Pierre Lott, Suzanne Belaieff
Contractor: SAM Esperanza
Area: 7,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Serge Demailly, Courtesy of

Monaco Pavilion / NAÇO Architecture

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As the previous pavilions we have featured on AD for the World Expo 2010 illustrate, the exhibition is, undoubtedly, a giant testing ground to experiment with the latest avant-garde design concepts. In late March, we featured Naço Architectures pavilion and we have just be informed of some details of the facade treatment.  The facade’s main focus was to capitalize on ’s seemingly eternal presence of sun and sea. Designed so visitors will experience different lighting effects, the ’s prominent water screen casts its reflections on and around the ’s façade, “to symbolize a country surrounded by sea and sunshine and attached to respect its environment.”

More images and more about the facade after the break.

Monaco Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010 / NAÇO Architecture

Designed by NAÇO Architecture, ’s Pavilion for Shanghai World Expo 2010 will feature a movie that will take visitors on a lap of Monaco Grand Prix and show a luxury ecological car prototype of the new Venturi Volage.

The 2,000-square-meter pavilion will invite visitors to explore the evolution of casr, city transformation and KERS system from Monaco Grand Prix’s beginning in 1929 in a special area dedicated to Formula One. The Monaco leg is the only city in the world to have a circuit inside it. Upon entering the pavilion, visitors will see a six-minute animation movie “Monaco, a rock for eternity” exclusively produced for the Expo. An extraordinary adventure will be unfolded, which will send visitors back to prehistoric times.

The cinema can accommodate 250 people and will be equipped with a high definition screen of 56 meters. A walk along typical old streets of Monaco will allow visitors to discover the city and its flora and fauna. More images after the break.