In 2014, the Odeon Tower will overlook the Principality of Monaco from its full height of 170 metres. Six VINCI Construction subsidiaries are working on the challenging project, which is as complex as it is spectacular
Given the Principality’s two square kilometre footprint, building in Monaco is no mean feat. Monaco architect Alexandre Giraldi therefore decided to aim high and reach for the sky when he designed the Odeon Tower. The 170 metre building will consist of two wings, with 44 and 49 floors respectively, both resting on a common foundation slab above 10 parking levels. In the summer of 2014 it will offer 177 Principality-owned apartments, 82 luxury apartments, 4,000 sq.metres of office space and local shops just above the Larvatto beaches. The approximately €340 million building, Europe’s largest residential project, will take five years to complete.
The building's design and steep hillside site called for substantial civil engineering works such as special high retaining structures, foundations using pre-cast column barrettes, mole earthworks, top and down civil engineering and self-climbing formwork.
But the project also calls for painstaking attention to technical and detailed architectural works to achieve the high-end quality required of a luxury building of this type.
Five VINCI Construction subsidiaries are working on the project: SGTM, Triverio Construction, GTM Sud, GTM TP Côte d’Azur and Soletanche Bachy, as well as teams from VINCI Construction Grands Projets.