Marina Laguna

Architecture Project (AP), Floriana , 2013

 

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Construction of a concrete and timber pavilion as office and rest room facilities for a marina within the vicinity of 18th century stores in the Grand Harbour, Malta

This discreet marina administration office is located on the quay side of the recently restored 18th century stores forming the backdrop to the cruise liner terminal in the Grand Harbour, Valletta. It provides office space, a reception area and rest room facilities for a boutique marina within this man made lagoon.

The concrete structure, nestled within the embrace of an access ramp, was conceived as a timber and glass clad narrow space beneath a slender angled concrete roof expressive of movement. The site is frequently subject by the sudden appearance of the sheer bulk of modern cruise liners, a rush of disembarking and embarking passengers, and until recently included a landing place for a commuter seaplane.

The angles of the slim concrete roof contrast with the angle of the access ramp behind, while the slatted timber cladding provides privacy for the office facilities. The overhanging roof shades the glazed enclosure and delineates an outdoor relaxation area beneath its wing.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2013
  • Completed: Sep 2013
  • Floor area: 65m2
  • Sector: Transport
  • Total cost: £192,000
  • Funding: Private
  • Tender date: Mar 2013
  • Procurement: Main Contractor with nominated sub contractors
  • Address: Marina Laguna, Valletta Waterfront, Floriana , FRN 1913, Malta

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