Renovation of an existing 5 star hotel, the Vista Palace, with 70 rooms for 7250m2 into a new hotel with 83 rooms including 16 suites for 9461m².
Located on a rocky peak in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin which dominates the Mediterranean and offers, from the top of its 300 meters, one of the most sumptuous panoramas of the French Riviera. A perfect symbiosis between nature and architecture. The project consisted of sublimating this osmosis and minimizing the visual impact of the building as much as possible in order to preserve the beauty of this unique landscape. The main challenge consists in the gentle intervention to reconstitute the volumetry of the hill. The ever present vegetation is an integral and very natural part of the project.
The project is structured in three entities: Vista Aero, Cristaux and Corniche. They harmonize architecturally and create a strong coherence of the building in the landscape.
The aim here is to reinforce the impression of vertigo and the idea that the building is balanced on the cliff by accentuating the overhangs. With its sober and pure volumetry, the building imposes itself by the strength of its simplicity.
Bio WILMOTTE & ASSOCIES is Jean-Michel Wilmotte’s architectural firm, set up in Paris in 1975. Based in France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Senegal and South Korea. Jean-Michel Wilmotte and his collaborators are leading more than 100 projects in 29 different countries.
Work is carried out in five key areas – architecture, interior architecture, museography, urban planning and design – with an attention to detail allowing for interventions on the smallest to the largest scale and a permanent search for integration and respect for the environment.
Other prizes 2020 SIMI Award «refurbished and innovative workspaces» for ALTAREA headquarter - 87 Richelieu in Paris, France
2019 Pyramide d’Argent «offices» category, awarded for Crédit Agricole d’Aquitaine Headquarters in Bordeaux
2019 Elle Deco International Awards Turquie. Anatole co-working furniture for Koleksiyon, «furniture» category
2019 FD100 - W&A selected to be one of the 100 designers of objects and spaces who promote the French Design internationally
2018 Palmarès Contract de l’Ameublement français: Station F campus start-up, Paris, France, is one of the winning projects in the «Hybrid Places» category
2018 Architizer A+ Award «Coworking Space», awarded to Station F, the world’s biggest startup campus, Paris, France
2018 Pyramides d’Argent Occitanie Méditerranée «Grand Prix», for the real estate complex Palomaya, Montpellier, France
2018 Land Rover Born awards, special prize awarded for the renovation of Lutetia hotel, Paris, France
2017 Geste d’Or «Architecture, Materials and Research Grand Prix», awarded to Station F, Paris, France