Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous launches call for innovative floating marina designs

Ahead of this year’s Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous, which will be held at the Yacht Club de Monaco in the days leading up to the 2024 Monaco Yacht Show, the event’s organisers have put out a call for forward-thinking and innovative floating marina designs that dually protect marine biodiversity and enhance the services currently available to yacht owners, guests and crew.  

The native flora and fauna that lives along the Côte d’Azur coastline is increasingly under threat. One of the most endangered species – one that plays a crucial role in the health of the region’s marine ecosystem – is Posidonia, the thick sea grass that grows like an underwater meadow and provides shelter to countless other species. 

Posidonia commonly grows in shallow coastal areas, which are also popular spots for yachts to anchor, often leading to destruction of the Posidonia habitats.

In a bid to address this situation, the Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous is asking architects and students of all nationalities to submit their cleverest designs for floating marinas of the future, concepts that could eventually grace the Riviera and other coastal regions around the world.  

The Top Five projects will be chosen by an expert jury. Then, the final winner will be selected by participants at this year’s Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous event, which will be taking place at the Yacht Club de Monaco between 22nd and 23rd September.  

The projects will be judged on innovation, sustainability, compliance with competition requirements, functionality, aesthetics and contextual adaptation. The deadline for submissions is midnight on 23rd August.  

For more information or to register to take part, click here.  

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