Ssshh! Vinci to build Monaco hospital under giant dome to keep quiet

Render courtesy of Vinci/© AIA Life Designers/NMI/AIA Ingénierie/Tractebel
France’s Vinci Construction has won a €98m contract to build the structure, core and shell of the new 16-storey Princess Grace Hospital in Monaco, but because it is next to the existing hospital in a densely populated area, the company will erect a 2,800-sq-m dome over the site to dampen the noise.

Held up with 70 cables, each 37m long, the sound-absorbing sheeting is intended to stop noise from exceeding 12 decibels during the earth-moving and retaining phase, Vinci said. The 65,000-sq-m structure includes a 6-level underground car park.

Vinci said it will use BIM to integrate the trades, while 85% of the concrete used will be of the Exegy low-carbon variety, cutting the project’s embedded greenhouse gas emissions by 30%.

The building’s envelope, scheduled for completion in 2025, will aim for NF HQE Très Performant certification.

Concrete rippling sun breakers will provide shade while letting in daylight. Most rooms will have a sea view, Vinci said.

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