jean-pierre lott's 'le stella' tower expresses fluid, ribbon-like facade in monaco
 

jean-pierre lott's 'le stella' tower expresses fluid, ribbon-like facade in monaco

jean-pierre lott architecte presents an ambitious new urban project ‘le stella,’ introducing a daring architectural sculpture in the heart of la condamine, monaco. rising above the principality’s historic shopping center, the multi-use tower is characterized by its fluid, rippling facade. the development is divided into two streamlined sections. a glass base rising two levels which houses business programming, a school, and offices. atop this base rises a great undulating tower clad in white mosaic which contains apartment units served by sinuous, exterior corridors.


all images © aldo amoretti

 

 

jean-pierre lott architecte’s ‘le stella’ in monaco draws its strength from the abstract dichotomy of the base and tower. owing to its sculptural, ribbon-like geometries, the facade suggests rhythmic movement. while the curves and inflexions of the grid offer viewers an organic, ever-changing perspective of the building. a dynamic quality of light and shadow serves to exalt ‘the urban sculptural aspect’ of the project, made possible by the great white ribbon enclosure.

 

 

distributed over sixteen levels, monaco’s le stella is divided horizontally into two distinct towers connected by high, exterior corridors. with this network of suspended footbridges, jean-pierre lott architecte generates a broad visual connection between the two tower blocks, while crossing them offers visitors and residents the opportunity to discover the city. each apartment unit is designed as a double height ‘tube apartments,’ spread across two levels in a single volume, with bedrooms situated at an interior mezzanine overlooking the living room.

 

 

project info:

 

project title: le stella

architecture: jean-pierre lott architecte

location: la condamine, monaco

photographer: aldo amoretti

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