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Monte Carlo to bust

If you’re jetting off to the French Riviera for your summer holidays, take a long look at the view out to sea, as it may all be changing soon. Martha Schwarz and Foster + Partners have entered a competition organised by Monaco to deal with its imminent space crisis. With every available square foot already occupied the solution is, Dubai-style, to build a new island. ‘All the architects want to put signature buildings there,’ Schwarz told the AJ conference on designing the public realm. Since the principality itself has no open space, creating this will be a priority for Schwarz.

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