Design for major mixed-use scheme in Malta unveiled


LOM architecture and design and developer MIDI plc have unveiled the design of a mixed-used development at Tigné Point in Malta.

Our proposals comprise a 16-storey residential tower and new retail, food and beverage units. These two buildings will be set within a newly-landscaped Garden Battery, which incorporates part of a historic limestone battery that leads to the 19th century Fort Tigné. We’ve also designed a pedestrian bridge to link the nearby shopping mall to the seafront promenade.

The 13,200sqm residential tower is designed to maximise views towards the island’s capital Valletta and the Mediterranean Sea. The apartments have generous floor-to-ceiling heights and extensive glazing to give them airy feel, and open out to large balconies and penthouse terraces. Four levels of basement car parking are provided for residents so that the upper levels of the scheme are car free.

Framing the southern edge of the Garden Battery, the second building integrates with the surrounding limestone landscape and its roof forms a new public plaza.

The Garden Battery landscape at the centre of the development will feature native plants, lush green spaces and stone terraces. The fortifications have recently undergone conservation and to highlight the site’s history, new public information boards will be provided along the battery path that leads to Fort Tigné.

Mark Portelli, CEO of MIDI plc, said: “LOM has designed a striking and high quality scheme that responds to its historic, seafront location. This is the final phase of the Tigné Point development, transforming the former brownfield site with new homes, commercial space and public amenities.”

We are currently developing the technical design with an international team including Murray & Associates, Chapman BDSP, Clarke Nicholls Marcel, Buro Happold, and local consultants CS Design and MTS Consulting. The planning application has been submitted to the Government of Malta and a decision is expected at the end of the year.

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