affine design shapes five temporary pavilions in monte-carlo
 
affine design shapes five temporary pavilions in monte-carlo
nov 03, 2014

affine design shapes five temporary pavilions in monte-carlo

as part of the redevelopment of place du casino in monte carlo, monaco, five pavilions have been realized to temporarily house 21 boutiques during construction work. designed by architect richard martinet of paris-based affine design, the bulbous structures are clad in diagonal-shaped aluminum panels, and range in size from 220 – 600 square meters each. with a completion date set for 2018, the major renovation project is planned to take four years, and includes the restoration of the complex’s hotel and the replacement of its meeting halls (sporting d’hiver) with three mixed use buildings to accommodate shops, residences, offices, and public spaces.

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all images courtesy of affine design

 

 

due to the structures’ temporary nature, the structure and cladding systems were designed for easy disassembly. for the construction of these temporary pavilions, existing trees in the ‘jardins des boulingrins’ had to moved. these plants were transplanted in a nursery, and will be replanted in their original location after the boutiques are dismounted. the garden site features an 8% slope, and is located above a subterranean parking garage.

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the bulbous exteriors are composed of faceted cladding panels

 

 

to negotiate the structural constraints of the project, affine design collaborated with research offices TESS and SETEC. each pavilion is comprised of two independent shells: an inner framework element and an outer formal surface.

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located amongst the ‘jardins des boulingrins’, the pavilions are surrounded by tall trees

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the pavilions will be used for four years during redevelopment of monaco’s place du casino

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the cladding system allows for easy disassembly

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façade mock-up

 

drawings

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site plan: ground level

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site plan: roof level

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elevation from street

 

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