SEARCH IN BRIEF

 
Libeskind and Foster go head to head in Monaco

World renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and Norman Foster are leading the race to build a major maritime extension to the Mediterranean state of Monaco. The competition was initiated in 2006 when Prince Albert II announced plans to extend the principality by creating a new peninsula, roughly the size of 20 football fields, extending into the sea from below the world famous Monte Carlo casino.

The Monaco development is set to cover 275,000 square meters (3 million square feet) of housing, retail and tourist facilities, as well as a flagship new public building – details of which have yet to be released.

Monaco Prime Minister Jean-Paul Proust recently announced that designs by Daniel Libeskind and Norman Foster stood out among the five shorlisted bids for their technical and environmental qualities.

Prime Minister Proust has yet to release a decision, but said that Monaco authorities would review all bids in the light of the global economic crisis to ensure that they are fiscally sound.

Libeskind's project is being championed by the Monte-Carlo Sea Land consortium, made up of Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and Dutch and Belgian building groups Van Oord-Dragados and BESIX.

The winner of the Monaco competition will be announced later this year.

IN BRIEF
Thursday 02 October 2008
Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago
Fri 24 Oct 2014
UK architecture firm Kyson obtains planning consent for mixed-use scheme in Waterloo
Fri 24 Oct 2014
Expanded Den Frie Centre of Contempory Art in Copenhagen gears up for opening
Thu 23 Oct 2014
‘Winter Stations’ design competition to re-imagine Toronto’s winter waterfront launched
Thu 23 Oct 2014
Aedas’ Sandcrawler in Singapore wins 2014 American Institute of Architects NWPR Design Award
Tue 21 Oct 2014
ELI Beamlines by Bogle Architects wins Building of the Year at 2014 Czech Architecture Week
Tue 21 Oct 2014
Google doodle celebrates 382nd anniversary of birth of Sir Christopher Wren
Mon 20 Oct 2014
Donna van Milligen Bielke wins Dutch Prix de Rome Architecture 2014 prize
Mon 20 Oct 2014