Design an Innovative and Sustainable Floating Marina

All architects and students are invited to participate to the call for ideas 2024 during the 4th Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous and to design a floating marina in the sensitive calanques area of Marseille, and more specifically in the Calanque de Sormiou.

With the aim of facing climate challenge and preserving the environment, in particular the Posidonia of the Mediterranean Sea, while satisfying the needs of yachtsmen during the season, this protectionist architectural competition encourages the use of innovative materials, functionalities and low-energy technologies to promote sustainability and preserve biodiversity in the marina sector.

In addition to the ingenuity of architects and engineers in the design of infrastructures, a floating marina can also become an interdisciplinary platform, serving as a base for the study and collection of information on marine life, and as a place to raise community awareness of plastic waste and the preservation of flora and fauna.

The International jury members will be joined this year by well renowned architecture firms such as Effie Nakajima – Senior Associate of  Zaha Hadid Architects, Jean Michel Wilmotte – Architect & Urbanist from  Wilmotte & Associés, Ouafia Djebar Brookes – Associate Architect of  L’Agence Française, Dan Lenard – Designer and CoFounder of  Nuvolari Lenard, Luca Racioppo – Director of  Progetto CMR, Lola Rozewicz – Architect from  Studio Ani, and Andrea Mosca – Founder and architect from  Andrea Mosca Creative Studio.

Professional Architects and Students will have the opportunity to gain global recognition, network with industry leaders, and inspire future generations of marina architects. The distinguished panel of judges will rigorously evaluate each submission based on criteria such as innovation, sustainability, aesthetics, and functionality to select the top 5 while the winners will be eleted on site by the Public.

The winners, in both categories Professional & Student, of the Smart Marina Architecture Award will be announced at a grand cocktail ceremony closing this annual event alongside with the Innovations and Marina Awards, where they will be celebrated for their outstanding contributions to the field. Their projects will also be showcased in various industry publications and digital platforms, further elevating their international exposure.



Last year 14 international studios and 45 students from 18 nations have delivered a total of 43 projects based on designing a sustainable beach club in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, France.

This competition has seen Houses of Excellence and innovative spirit of new generations of architects, involved in use of innovative materials, architectural techniques, impressive design and energy-efficient technologies to promote sustainability. Among the participants,  Fresh Architectures (France) for the professional category and S3 Group from the Guanzhou University (PRC) won the competition.


Organized by M3 – Monaco Marina Management under the aegis of Monaco Capital of Advanced Yachting  and supported by Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the Yacht Club de Monaco, Extended Monaco and Crea, this two-day gathering will focus on unveiling cutting-edge technologies and innovative strategies for creating marinas that are not only efficient and appealing but also responsible & ethical.

250 professionals representing the entire ecosystem will attend this annual rendezvous: marinas, architects, real estate developers, start-ups & scale-ups, investors, captains and family offices, authorities & officials. The Master of Ceremony, David Seal, will set the tone for the two-day event with  networking sessions, workshops and conferences, focusing this year on the role of banks, architecture and technology in encouraging and benefiting marinas that work to protect the environment, optimize energy and manage resources, while always offering excellent users experiences, high-end facilities and involving local communities.


22 & 23 September 2024

Yacht Club de Monaco

Join us the 22 & 23 September 2024 for the 4th Edition of the Monaco Smart & Sustainable Marina Rendezvous