Malta Maritime Authority Centre, Building

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Malta Maritime Authority Centre : Building

MMA Development, Malta – design by Architecture Project

24 Jun 2009

Malta Maritime Authority Centre Building

Design: Architecture Project

The Malta Maritime Trade Centre seen from the service area
Malta Maritime Authority Centre
picture © David Pisani / METROPOLIS

Description The project involved the construction of an office complex to house both the offices of the Malta Maritime Authority and those of the other maritime related entities.

View of the ancillary block and of the west block
Malta Maritime Trade Centre
picture © David Pisani / METROPOLIS

The building responds to the harsh environment created by the busy thoroughfare of Pinto Road by having its entrance facing the harbour thereby opening itself up to natural light of its South facing orientation.

The Malta Maritime Trade Centre from the harbour
Malta Maritime Authority Centre Building
photo © T.A.B.B. Sciberras

A spine of service spaces placed just behind this North facing street façade further enhances this detachment.

East block façade
Malta Maritime Authority Centre Building
photograph © AP

Louvered screens on the South facades protect the glazed surfaces from the summer sun whilst allowing the rays at a lower incidence to penetrate in winter.

Facade of the Malta Maritime Trade Centre on Pinto Road
Malta Maritime Authority Centre facade
picture © David Pisani / METROPOLIS

The overall form of the building reflects the building program with a central block housing the main entrance and principal functions, acting as a distributor to the two wings.

View of the ancillary block from internal road
Malta Maritime Trade Centre
photograph © AP

The three identifiable blocks sit on a platform housing the floor where all maritime related bodies come together to interface with the visiting public.

View of the ancillary block from the south terrace
Malta Maritime Trade Centre
picture © David Pisani / METROPOLIS

Malta Maritime Authority Centre – Building Information

Architect: Architecture Project (AP)
Team: David Drago, Konrad Buhagiar, David Felice, Alberto Miceli-Farrugia, Jens Bruenslow, Ruben Formosa, Joseph Calleja, Franz Zahra, Irina Miodragovic-Vella, Andrew Scicluna, Chris Briffa, Drazen Krvavica, Ivana Krvavica, Jeffrey Scerri
Client: Malta Maritine Authority, VISET Malta plc
Location: Marsa, Malta
Project Dates: 2001-07
Surface: 17,000 sqm

Malta Maritime Authority Centre images / information from Architecture Project

View of the office blocks form the harbour
Malta Maritime Trade Centre
photo © T.A.B.B. Sciberras

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