COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation

Monaco Projects sponsors the COCC cycle ride in aid of the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation

Monaco Projects is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Champagne and Oyster Cycling Club (COCC) charity cycle ride that took place on 30th April.

 

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

The ride started at 8am in St Tropez and finished on the port in Monaco after 140km and 8 gruelling hours in the saddle for the 90 participants.

Monies raised from the event will, as in previous years, be donated to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation. This year the charity’s focus is a first aid and CPR training complex in Loumbila, Burkina Faso, a joint project with the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, the Monaco Red Cross and the Burkinabe Red Cross.

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

The facility will include an Aquatic Rescue Centre, financed by the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, to allow the training of rescuers and lifeguards from Burkina Faso and other countries in the region. The mission will include a water-safety programme and swimming lessons available to the thousand plus local high school students, many of whom have never had an opportunity to be in a pool, but who are often at risk of drowning during floods.

Monaco Projects’ Managing Director, Rozz Marcel, was unfortunately forced to withdraw from the event at the last minute due to injury but was, nevertheless, on hand throughout the ride to give assistance and encouragement.

 

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

COCC charity bike ride in aid of Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation sponsored by Monaco Projects

We are delighted to have contributed towards the impressive sum raised in this year’s event and Rozz promises that he will be in training very soon to ensure that he is completely ready for the 2018 ride!

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Lighting Design by Monaco Projects

Here are our hot tips for successful staircase lighting

 

LOW LEVEL

Use low level lights to illuminate stairs. Consider using one fitting to highlight every, or every other, step for a stunning result.

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UPLIGHTS

Recess uplights into your staircase to create a dramatic effect with a functional use.

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PENDANTS

Suspending multiple pendants down stairwells at different heights is a great way of creating a real statement that goes beyond simply providing a means of lighting.

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LED TAPE & EXTRUSIONS

Create a contemporary look to your stairs using LED tape and extrusions.  Under light, up light or side light stairs and turn them into a real feature.

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Please contact alice@monacoprojects.com for further information about staircase lighting.

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2016 – a record year for the Monaco Property Market

IMSEE, the Monaco Government Statistics Office, has recently released a very positive overview of the Monaco residential property market in 2016.

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Sales of properties in the resale market for the year reached their highest ever value of €2.2 billion, an increase of 23.4% compared to the previous year.

The average price of properties has increased from €1.4m in 2006 to €4.3m in 2016, an increase of 212% during this period, with an increase of 21% from 2015 alone. 1 in 10 of all property transactions now has a purchase price in excess of €10m.

 

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The average price per m2 on the property resale market has gone up from its 2006 figure of €14,784 to a 2016 cost of €41,420 with an increase of 15% in just the last 12 months.

 

Monaco Projects has seen a marked upturn in renovation activity in Monaco over the last year in particular and reinforced confidence in the local property market, confidence which looks set to continue.

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Our highly experienced team is here to help and guide you with all your renovation/construction projects. Please contact Tim at tim@monacoprojects.com for any enquiries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Finish Line final results for the Monaco Projects sponsored team

Many congratulations from Monaco Projects to everyone in the PussyFootingAround Team for their amazing results at the end of the No Finish Line 2016 event.

The statistics are very impressive.  Our top finisher, Adrian Mac Dermott covered 608 KM and finished 15th in the whole event.  Each of the Rolfe children, Emily (233KM), Alice (170KM) and Izzy (147KM) finished 1st in their age classes.

Izzy even spent her 11th birthday doing laps and managed to squeeze in a birthday cake at the team tent.

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Izzy celebrates her 11th Birthday at No Finish Line

She also managed to get a couple of hours’ sleep during the non-stop 24 hour session.

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Izzy having a quick sleep during the 24 hour event

Overall each team member managed an average of 62km and the team ended up in 12th position with a very impressive total of over 6,000km!

Participants in this year’s No Finish Line event covered 392,516km, further than the target of the distance from the Earth to the Moon!  This means that €392,516 was raised for the Children and Future Charity http://childrenandfuture.com/no-finish-line/.  Well done to all concerned.

Monaco Projects sponsors charity No Finish Line Monaco 2016 team

Monaco Projects is sponsoring the PussyFootingAround team, aiming to help it reach its fundraising target at the 2016 No Finish Line charity event that is taking place in Monaco from 12th to 20th November 2016.

Young runners at the No Finish Line

Young runners at the No Finish Line

No Finish Line is an event organised by Children and Future http://childrenandfuture.com/no-finish-line/, a charity that supports underprivileged and sick children. The charity provides funds to carry out cardiac operations to repair genetic defects in children from developing countries.

For every kilometre covered by participants €1 is donated to Children and Future. The aim for 2016 is to cover 384,400km, the distance from the Earth to the Moon. Our team has already covered 3,068km and we are aiming for a top 10 position in 2016, a very impressive objective given the relatively small size of the team of 80 members!

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Members of the team sponsored by Monaco Projects

In the photo above are various members of the team including Adrian Mac Dermott who has already completed over 420 kilometres!

 

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Team tent at the No Finish Line Event

Come and visit us at the PussyFooting Around tent in the Chapiteau in Fontvieille in Monaco. You can sign up to the PussyFootingAround team and even take part in our team’s 24 hour event from 18:00 Friday to 18:00 Saturday. Plenty of fun and camaraderie to be had.

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Monaco Projects creates successful lighting – first time

Monaco Projects can help ensure that the lighting design element of your project, often the most difficult to perfect, is successfully implemented at the first attempt.

Our design team uses specialist software to create a 3D model of your apartment, villa or office. This model calculates the correct positioning of the lighting required and can incorporate floor lights, table lamps, wall lights, spot lights in the ceiling or LED panels.

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Office 3D Modelling by Monaco Projects

The 3D modelling takes account of the amount of natural light entering the room, the height of the ceiling and even the colour of the walls and flooring – dark carpet for example absorbs a considerable amount of light requiring brighter bulbs.

This modelling makes sure that an accurate number of lights, with the appropriate levels of brightness, are used in the correct places, thereby avoiding underlit areas.

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As you can see from the photos different levels of light are represented by different colours. Brightly lit areas are off-white/green and the darkest areas are shown in red.

 

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All these factors are combined to ensure that the guesswork is removed and that the brighter task lights and the dimmer ambiance lights fulfil your expectations.

If you would like any more information, please contact Alice in our lighting team at alice@monacoprojects.com

Interior Design by Monaco Projects – Space-enhancing design ideas 1

Concealed Storage 

Space in Monaco, as in many cities, is at a premium. In order to maximise your space and to enrich your living experience, you need to make every square centimetre count. How do you do this? By making every part of your apartment multi-functional.

In this first article of a series focusing on clever, cool space-enhancing ideas, we are looking at concealed storage.

Concealed floor storage

 Before:

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The floor is used simply as a place for the furniture to rest on. Much of the room height is wasted.

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By creating a 35cm high platform, accessed by two steps along the window side of the room to maintain a safe window-ledge height, you make use of the space gained by insetting panels into the floor that hinge up allowing access to large storage units beneath.

In addition, drawers can be built into the front edge of the platform creating even more valuable storage space.

Note the insertion of the mirror behind the sofa, a useful design idea to give an extra feeling of space.

The final benefit is that the platform adds a strong architectural element to the room enhancing its aesthetics – beauty and functionality!

 

Concealed wall storage

 

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When closed, the wall panels show a clean, uncluttered space.

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Sliding back the panels reveals a library, created taking only 20cm of depth from the room.

Monaco Projects specialises in space-enhancing interior design to bring functionality and style to your project. Please contact me for more information at gisela@monacoprojects.com.

 

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo Spin Room

Monaco Projects has installed the latest technology to ensure that spin classes at the Thirty Nine Monte Carlo members’ club are exhilarating, fun and competitive.

Sophisticated electronic systems synchronise the colours and the flashing of the LED lights to the music in the fully-soundproofed room.

The enormous screen shows either constantly changing dynamic patterns or the heart outputs and revolutions per minute of all the riders – perfect for encouraging competition and that extra bit of performance!

For those wanting to take spinning to the next level, the hi-tech room can also change in altitude. Failsafe systems adjust the levels of nitrogen in the air to simulate exercising at altitudes of up to 5,000m – that is about the level of the Everest base camp.

This altitude training enables riders’ bodies to perform more efficiently with less oxygen. When they “return” to sea level, performance is significantly enhanced in the oxygen-rich air.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo altitude training room

The spin room is one of two altitude rooms installed by Monaco Projects at Thirty Nine Monte Carlo. Members can be instructed in the large training room at up to 5,000m in altitude on weights, bikes, rowing and running machines.

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Buying a property in Monaco? Expert renovation advice before you buy

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Expert advice before buying your property in Monaco and the Côte d’Azur

Monaco Projects offers a unique new product for clients in Monaco and the Côte d’Azur, the Property Pre-purchase Advice Service.

Rozz Marcel, MD of Monaco Projects explains: “we often become involved in a client’s renovation or interior design project after the property has been purchased, when the client has learned to their dismay that the modifications that they hoped to carry out will not gain the approval of the planning authorities, or that the works will cost significantly more than expected.

We can attend property viewings with purchasers to give immediate advice on the feasibility and costs of a project. This refundable fee-based service will give enormous reassurance to clients and help them buy the correct property at the correct price.” Please feel free to contact us if you are thinking of buying a property in Monaco.

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo opens today

Thirty Nine Monte Carlo, the new luxury lifestyle members’ club in Monaco (http://www.39montecarlo.com) with state-of-the-art sports floor, renovated by Monaco Projects, opens today in the presence of H.S.H. Albert II of Monaco.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Ladies’ vanity area

Two years of hard work by an amazing team have produced an incredible result of which we are all very proud. Monaco now has a members’ club which is the envy of the world!

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Men’s changing rooms

 

We are putting the final finishing touches to Thirty Nine Monte Carlo today ahead of its official opening this evening.

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – Cosmo chandelier

The images show the amazing attention to detail that has been lavished on the club. The club logo appears on tables, doors and even the door handles!

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – door handle with club logo

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – table design with club logo

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Thirty Nine Monte Carlo – door design with club logo

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