Malta Maritime Trade Centre by Architecture Project

By : Dennis Franklin | 10 May 2014 12:30 pm | Offices

The offices of the Malta Maritime Authority in Marsa were designed in 2007 by the Architecture Project as a new complex with an exterior which is mainly derived from the ground conditions of the preexisting bedrock which was extended over the years to provide quays built from the deposit material and concrete, avoiding expensive pile foundations.

The new structure has an L shape with the main entrance in the central block where the principal functions also can be found so that they can easily have access to the other two wings. The three blocks are easily distinguished and they stand on a platform housing the floor where the maritime related bodies all come together to interact with ease.

The harsh environment created by the heavy traffic determined the layout of the building with the entrance to the south on the harbor side and opening to the views of the surroundings. There is a service spine where the vertical circulation cores are found along with storage rooms and toilets to detach the building from the polluted surroundings.



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