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Mareterra, the quintessence of luxury in Monaco

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Mareterra, the quintessence of luxury in Monaco

The Principality's real estate projects are numerous and often aimed at a high-end clientele. Since its most significant construction in the 1960’s, Monaco has always been considered a pioneering state in real estate development. Discover the next titanic masterpiece currently under construction: Mareterra.


An island out of the sea

Like a paradise island emerging in front of the Principality, Mareterra is an extraordinary new development.

Since September 2018 and the beginning of construction, more than 750,000 tonnes of sand have been used to consolidate this island, the base of which is closed by a belt of 18 reinforced concrete boxes arrived by sea. Numerous trades work together every day to create this new district which will sublimate Monaco and the Larvotto district.

On an area of approximately 6 hectares, this project makes headlines internationally and surprises passers-by on Avenue Princesse Grace. Preceded by its reputation, this very beautiful residential street along the Mediterranean is already known as the most expensive Avenue in the world with apartments for sale up to 100.000€ per square meter.

With this new construction site, probably the most impressive of the Principality's major construction projects along with Fontvieille, the district takes a new turn and restores an already flourishing image. A value that increases thanks to the fittings offered by Mareterra.

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A new neighborhood

The Mareterra district set on the Mediterranean is a calm and residential space.

This brand-new area will host numerous infrastructures intended for Monaco's high-end clientele, but also outdoor spaces designed for relaxation and friendly moments.

Around a small Port called the Petit Portier which takes its name from the district located above the island, the main access to Mareterra is made through the Place Princesse Gabriella. This beautiful square mixing water mirrors and large trees offers a magnificent space of conviviality. You can also admire the masterpiece "Quatre Lances" by the American artist Alexandre Calder. This giant mobile in bright colors combined with the play of light offered by the layout of the lighting effects is an open-air museum.

The “Petit Portier” which can accommodate up to 18 yachts or private boats is lined with shops and restaurants. Along the quays, you will also find an art gallery.

From this Mediterranean atmosphere accessible only to pedestrians, you can reach the Pinède. This landscaped park of more than one hectare of pine trees is a magnificent walk along the Japanese Garden and joining the Grimaldi Forum. In this garden planted with Mediterranean essences hide a few residencies, skilfully hidden in order to maintain the balance with the Riviera coastline.

Côté mer, la Promenade Prince Jacques propose une magnifique allée permettant de rejoindre les plages du Larvotto, récemment rénovées par Renzo Piano, architecte de renom également choisi pour participer à la réalisation de ce nouveau quartier.

With a park of around 1 hectare, the landscape designers have chosen to reproduce a natural environment favorable to the biodiversity development. Thus, Mareterra - in addition to its luxury amenities and its prestigious buildings - is also a place of relaxation in perfect harmony with the Mediterranean environment where vehicles only drive in the underground levels in order to allow the residents of the Principality to enjoy the outdoor spaces.

Read Renzo Piano's interview for the Financial Times.

Quatre Lances    Petit Portier
Crédits: Mareterra  

Real Estate on Mareterra

Different architects and project managers work hand in hand to give this new district of Monaco all the wonder it deserves.

Inspired by the contemporary lines of a vessel, the architect Renzo Piano wanted this project to be resolutely contemporary. This luxury building with unstructured futuristic lines is the most important residence of the Island. Thanks to a unique architecture and large bay windows, natural light crosses the construction and spreads all over the apartments.

This 17-floor residence, which looks light thanks to its aerial structure, consists of single-storey, duplex or triplex apartments – the top floors are occupied by an extraordinary quadruplex. The light-colored buildings are extended by masts to give the elegance of a luxurious rig. Residents can also enjoy the Princess Charlene Swimming Pool located at the entrance of the small marina.

Surrounded by the beautiful greenery of Mareterra, the Jardins d'Eau is a very high standard residence offering superb bright living areas extended by magnificent loggias overlooking the sea. This building offers luxury amenities worthy of prestigious establishments, such as Spa, massage rooms, fitness rooms, swimming pools, hair salons…

Along the Promenade Prince Jacques and the Pinède are the Villas de la mer and the Villas de la Colline: luxurious independent houses available for future residents. All facing the sea, they offer large rooms with magnificent living areas opening onto their own garden with private swimming pool. Only a few owners will be able to acquire one of these 10 rare houses. Built in a limited number in order to keep the exclusivity of the properties, each house has its own characteristics and unique decoration.

4 Townhouses will also be nestled in this heaven of peace. Each one benefits from a private patio to appreciate the beauty of the place and the Mediterranean light. These properties located near the Place Princesse Gabriella benefit from a plant-covered roof and perfectly fit into this lush decor.

Each space has been entirely designed to promote living, relaxation and meeting places. Vehicles will have access to Mareterra via the Anse du Portier and the underground levels to allow residents to reach their parking spaces or to ensure deliveries for shops and restaurants.

Renzo Villas
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Ecology: Prior field

At the time of the realization of this unique project, many environmental questions raised. The idea was to build this unique living environment while limiting the impact of construction on the environment.

Many teams in collaboration with specialists in maritime life have studied the project so that the species and their natural environment are preserved by adapting the infrastructures according to the needs of the fauna and flora.

In order for the species to regain their original balance, the construction has been adapted and offers equipment in accordance with the local configuration. A new sea bed has been developed to allow aquatic life to return to its natural life at the end of the works.

In addition to the biological aspect which was one of the priorities, Mareterra includes a pine forest of about 1 hectare as well as many wooded areas. More than 800 trees will be planted on this peninsula and approximately 9.000sqm of solar panels will be installed to produce a part of the energy needed for the district and residences.

The energy performance of the residences has also been studied so that their consumption is more responsible. The running of natural resources has therefore been adopted, such as thalassotherapy, rainwater colleting for watering green spaces and the installation of photovoltaic panels in order to cover more than 40% of the energy needs of Mareterra.

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