As it celebrates its quarter-century of existence in 2025, the Grimaldi Forum Monaco will have an outstanding celebratory gift on offer for all its clients: a vast expansion of its facilities within an emerging new eco-district dotted with green spaces and framed by the Mediterranean.
In a mere two and a half year time-frame, the principality’s congress and cultural centre is seeking to double its exhibition capacity, providing another 6,000 square metres of added space.
Versatile and modular, the new spaces will be divided into three zones:
- Starting from the eponymous hall, the new Galerie Diaghilev and its 1,031 square metres will be able to accommodate up to 42 stands of 9 square metres.
- Alongside the current building, on the seaward side, the Carré and the Salles du Patio will enjoy plenty of natural daylight. On a total surface area of 1,453 square metres, they will be able to accommodate 75 stands of 9 square metres or be divided into 8 meeting rooms seating 376 people.
- And at 3,980 square metres, The Hall Pinède completes this new offering with a capacity of either 147 stands of 9 square metres in an exhibition configuration, 10 meeting rooms each accommodating 80 people in a theatre configuration, or a sit-down dinner for 1,650 people in a restaurant configuration.
Connected to the rest of the building by a direct link to the Diaghilev exhibition hall, the new extension will also be accessible via an independent external entrance on the seaward side.
In order to take full advantage of the Principality’s exceptional location and its 300 days of sunshine per year, another 2,000 square metres of outdoor space will also be created:
- The new Indigo terrace at 100 square metres
- The Parvis Emeraude (where the extension’s independent entrance will be located) at 610 square metres
- The Patio at 335 square metres
- The Ravel terrace (with a view of the open sea) at 585 square metres
- The Covered Patio at 375 square metres
With Mareterra – the eco-district project currently under construction, approved by the Monegasque government, and into which the Grimaldi Forum extension will be integrated – the entire Grimaldi Forum Monaco environment will be given a new face. The 6-hectare eco-district will be powered by the 1,500 solar modules installed on the roof of the Grimaldi Forum Monaco since 2019 and will offer housing, facilities and a public parking lot, along with an entertainment harbour with pedestrian quays, a green park and a shaded coastal promenade along the Japanese Garden.
Enriched with new shops and restaurants, the recent renovation of the nearby Larvotto beach area is an additional asset that will enable congress participants to enjoy all the services close to their congress centre.
Expanding its total usable area from 35,000 square metres to 41,000 square metres the Grimaldi Forum culture and congress centre, which already hosts an average of 100 events and 250,000 visitors per year, will be more attractive than ever for hosting large or simultaneous events, with increased flexibility for original event formats. A significant asset to boost the attractiveness of Monaco as a destination.