The Pavilions were designed by architect Richard Martinet as a futuristic, ephemeral creation that can house twenty or so “pop-up” shops, with rounded shapes inspired by pebbles from the beaches of the Riviera.
The structure of these shapes has a shell of aluminum panels in off white and is comprised of box-like elements that can be entirely dismantled and reassembled.
The “pop-up” shops are situated in the “Boulingrins” garden, a French interpretation of “Bowling Green,” recalling the typically British game of bowls and the elegance of Monte-Carlo in the 1930s.
Preserving the gardens and the flora was a priority for the Société des Bains de Mer, as the buildings are set in a sizable area of parkland with many trees. Landscape architect Jean Mus was able to integrate the Monte-Carlo Pavilions into the Monegasque urban landscape by creating varied planting that blends perfectly with Les Jardins de la Petite Afrique,” the African Botanic Gardens.
For four years, these temporary buildings will house the prestigious brands from the Avenue des Beaux-Arts and the Sporting d’Hiver.