At the height of its 20th-anniversary celebrations, Venturi Automobiles opened the doors of its new headquarters to the rest of the world last week.
Signalling a key moment in its history, 20 years on from Gildo Pastor’s first steps on the pioneering pathway to electromobility, this new home injects energy and vigour to the Monegasque marque.
Lying at the heart of Monaco’s Fontvielle business district – 11 floors below its original home in the Gildo Pastor Center – Venturi’s new base features 1,100 square meters of uncompromising and stylish design.
As the new home to Venturi, Voxan Motors and ROKiT Venturi Racing, it was only natural for Gildo to reach out to Sacha Lakic to create the layout and architecture of the new facilities – the French designer also responsible for the composition of every Venturi and Voxan machine to date.
Blending the binary opposites of bare concrete and visible ventilation shafts to pine ceilings, soft lighting, and bamboo ornaments, Sacha has created an abode of warmth, style and practicality.
Lying at the heart of this new home is Venturi’s flagship creation: the 549km/h VBB-3 – the fastest electric vehicle in the world – while the facilities of Voxan Motors and ROKiT Venturi Racing are out of sight, harboring the record-challenging Wattman and state-of-the-art race simulator.
"In 2000, when I converted Venturi to electric engines, few believed we had any chance of succeeding. Twenty years on, we are going from strength to strength, and moving into a space that will enable us to grow even further. I am delighted to see the Venturi, ROKiT Venturi Racing and Voxan Motors teams working together in an environment worthy of our ambitions".
"I created a place that embodies Venturi's values: innovation, technology, and environmental responsibility. This space is a place for sharing and exchanges, that symbolises our vision of mobility, our know-how and our future challenges. The eco-designed layout creates an atmosphere conducive to collaboration and creativity. It's a unique place in which the most ambitious projects will gradually come to fruition"