Site Quartier de La Rousse, Monaco (98)
Client Gouvernement Princier Principauté de Monaco
Architects studio BELLECOUR architectes, Gabriel Viora
Engineers Egis, Elioth
Program Construction of a 47 meters residential tower in a seismic zone, widespread use of timber in the structure and the inner core, Energy hub with reversible fuel cells
Certifications NF Habitat niveau Exceptionnel, BD2M niveau Or, démarche E+C-, label Bepos Effinergie niveau E3C2, label OTIMU niveau 3 étoiles
BIM Collaboration project from conception to delivery, level 3
Surface area 4130 sqm
Cost M€ 25
Delivery 2022

By issue of the sovereign decree to create an icon of the necessary energy transition in Monaco, the Carmelha tower project is esteemed for its energy efficiency and its composition (E3C2).

The structure of the dwellings, entirely composed of timber including the inner core, is formed of an exoskeleton and stanchions / beams all sourced from local, specialist, sustainable timber material.

The development stands upon concrete foundations supporting an open concourse, the entrance to the dwellings, a drop off point and a bike shelter, the building is crowned by an open air space set up by “Terre de Monaco” as an urban vegetable garden.

The Princier Government ordered this project to increase the availability of dwellings in Monaco, as such the Carmelha tower will only be available to permanent residents of the Principality.