DMWR Architects is proud to be runner up in a RIBA European competition for a forty two-storey residential tower project in Malta. From the 20 international architectural practices which entered, the numbers where whittled down through a series of presentations and submissions for which DMWR progressed and eventually came a close second.
The brief required the design of a contemporary tower that provides high quality residential accommodation and amenity spaces, linked to an existing residential and mixed-use development.
With four levels of sub-structure and access ramps, the design strategy for the tower and its interior environment required a dynamic approach to optimize the client’s property re-sale requirements. The high-rise tower is to be the final architectural element in a broader coastal development and provides outstanding seaside views for the majority of apartments, particularly the two super-penthouses, one on top of each of the split towers. Integrating with existing piazza space, the scheme adds high quality public realm, amenity areas and new retail units both at the base of the tower and adjoining areas.
DMWR Architects drew together an international team of structural and civil engineers, landscape designers, local architects and interior architects, fire engineers and lifting consultants to compile their entry proposal. The design team meetings for the project took place in both Malta and the UK to ensure the presentation was credible and well-coordinated.
The practice is immensely proud of the resulting integrated design.