• Client : Henry Notari – Fabrice Notari – Frédéric Genin (architects)
  • Period : From 1990 to 2000
  • Country : Europe, Monaco (Principality of)
  • Market : Building, Infrastructure Leisure & Shopping Centers
  • Domain / Subdomain : Conceptual & Basic design (FEED), Engineering Procurement Construction Contracting Engineering Procurement Construction Management EXECUTION FEASIBILITY Feasibility Studies & Basic Design

The Grimaldi Forum, a cultural and exhibition centre located on the seafront in Monaco, is built inside a freestanding, retaining wall that extends down to depths of up to 25m.

The complex – with a floor area totalling 70,000m² – comprises large conference and cultural spaces and large exhibition halls, including one seating 1,900 people. It covers an area measuring approximately 250m by 100m, and consists of 10 independent units separated by expansion joints.

The superstructure stands separate from the high retaining walls, though seismic analysis of the project took account of a degree of interdependence because of their shared foundation: a 1m-thick monolithic foundation raft supports both the superstructure units and the retaining wall.

Tractebel Engineering provided full works supervision for the structural engineering. We also did the static and dynamic (seismic) construction design.