Cap Moderne, a non-profit-making association pursuant to the law of 1901 set up in 2014, has been charged by the Conservatoire du littoral with the rehabilitation and tourist, cultural and commercial management of the Eileen Gray - Etoile de Mer - Le Corbusier site located at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
Born of the rapprochement between the Eileen Gray–Le Corbusier Endowment Fund and the Eileen Gray-Etoile de Mer-Le Corbusier Association, Cap Moderne is presided by Michael Likierman. Its Vice-President is Magda Rebutato.
The mission of the Cap Moderne Association is to:
Cap Moderne is fortunate to enjoy the support of a Committee of Honour composed of leading public figures.
The President of the Committee is HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.
The other members are:
HRH Princesse Ghida Talal
HE Geraldine Byrne-Nason
HE Bernardino Regazzoni
Bechara El Khoury
Cap Moderne enjoys the scientific support of numerous researchers, several of whom are members of the Association’s Scientific Committee.
One of the topics under consideration by the Scientific Committee is the PSC (scientific and cultural project) which lays down the framework for development of the site. The PSC was drawn up, at Cap Moderne’s request, under the direction of Guillemette Gardette, head of the cultural consultancy agency Médiéval-AFDP and by Tim Benton, Emeritus Professor of art history (Open University - England) and member of the Eileen Gray - Etoile de Mer - Le Corbusier Association, and with a contribution from Philippe Deliau, head of the landscaping consultants Atelier Lieux et Paysages ALEP and Claudia Devaux, architect for heritage with the David Devaux Architects agency.
In scientific terms, the Le Corbusier Foundation constitutes a partner of prime importance. This Foundation is coordinating the application for the inscription on Unesco’s List of World Heritage Sites of Le Corbusier’s Architectural Work. The Cabanon at Roquebune-Cap-Martin already features on this list. Moreover, the Le Corbusier Foundation, with the ADAGP, has granted Cap Moderne the right to use the visuals of Le Corbusier’s work.
Other scientists have made contributions too. Among them we should mention the very considerable contributions by Renaud Barrès, as well as those made by Claude Prelorenzo, Bruno Chiambretto, Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Bénédicte Gandini, Marie-Odile Hubert, Peter Adam, Nerte Fustier-Dautier, Monique Baillon, Jean-Michel Bossu and Eric de Backer. We must also mention the contributions from university workshops such as that held in 2008-2009 with the participation of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale of Lausanne, the Academy of Architecture of Mendrisio and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'architecture of Marseille.
Robert Jourdan (regional curator for Historic Monuments), Yves Cranga (curator), Christophe Curial (conservation officer) and Luc Albouy (architect with Bâtiments de France) also make scientific and technical contributions whenever an appraisal is needed for rehabilitation operations carried out on the site.
The Association receives major logistical support from Roquebrune-Cap-Martin town, the latter’s technical departments and from the tourist office.
Sponsors include the following partners:
Cap Moderne benefits indirectly from sponsorship granted to the Conservatoire du littoral: www.conservatoire-du-littoral
Lafarge gave support in terms of know-how towards the restoration of Villa E-1027.
If you wish to make a donation, and participate in the Cap Moderne project by becoming a sponsor of the site, you may be entitled to tax relief of up to 60% (businesses) and 66% (private individuals) of the value of your donation, in accordance with the law of 2003 on sponsorship.
00 33 6 48 72 90 53 (from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Association Cap Moderne,
Esplanade de la gare,
Avenue Le Corbusier,
Association Cap Moderne,
7, promenade du Cap,