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From the summer of 2021, transfers from the Promenade Princesse Grace Avenue to Larvotto beach in the Principality of Monaco will be made using special Maspero Elevatori lifts.

From the collaboration with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, 6 lifts have been created as part of the redevelopment of the Principality’s only public beach.

The project

The redevelopment of the Larvotto beach area, designed by architect Renzo Piano and his Building Workshop, covers 15,000 square metres on the upper Promenade, with covered areas shaded by Mediterranean pines, a cycle path and a children’s playground, plus 10,000 square metres of contemporary architecture, including a retractable glass façade open to the sea, dedicated to restaurants, cafés and shops. The regeneration project also extends to the sea, with the creation of breakwaters between the existing barriers to better protect the beach from storm surges.

Steel and design to resist salt corrosion with style

Built facing the sea, the four panoramic lifts custom-designed by Maspero Elevatori have specific characteristics suitable for the marine environment, such as high and durable resistance to air salinity, wind and suitable for public transport, a sector in which the company has specific expertise. The mechanical parts, the brackets and the car sling are made of AISI 318L stainless steel: usually used for cladding, in this project it is also used for the structural parts of the lifts.

In the engineering phase, Maspero Elevatori’s professionals worked with the most modern design, programming and development systems in a BIM environment, in constant collaboration with all those involved for the intelligent management of the architectural procedures and to respect the project timeframe with a lower cost.

The collaboration with Renzo Piano

“With this order we are renewing our collaboration with the great architect Renzo Piano, for whom we have developed and realised several tailor-made solutions over the years. The most recent collaboration concerns the lifts and elevator systems for GES 2 in Moscow, the new Museum of Contemporary Art which is currently being completed – comments Andrea Maspero, Managing Director of Maspero Elevatori. – For the Larvotto beach project, we have studied and are building ad hoc systems, highly resistant to the saline environment and wind and suitable for public transport, both in terms of traffic and numerous stresses. In particular, four panoramic lifts in stratified glass, and two service lifts for access to the car parks, which will allow the public to move around the area.”