The building, a hotel of the 30’s, abandoned since the 70’s, had already been the subject of restructuring (begun and never finished). The new owners asked us to take over the existing project and to optimize it in order to achieve the maximum possible housing units, suitable for Italian buyers. The building had a facade planning restrictions: you could only intervene to restore the status quo. The project, while maintaining its core the view of the bay of Menton, followed two guidelines: the first (especially in the common areas) aimed to return the decorations and the charme of the original building; the second (in individual units) to focus on a functional and practical layout.