AP Valletta and the Malta Chamber of Commerce have agreed to cooperate on an extensive research project, Building Futures, which will explore how design, together with research, educational and economic measures can shape the future of the built and unbuilt
The project combines AP’s knowledge and experience with research and design projects with the Chamber’s commitment to develop a concrete vision for truly sustainable economic growth.
Explore how design, together with research, education and economic measures, can shape the future of the built and unbuilt environment in Malta. Building Futures will be structured as a collaborative research project aiming at addressing the following
- Identification of the parameters that led to the current crisis in the built environment, consisting of the analysis of the existing governance, resources and capacity frameworks that led to the
- Identification of the parameters that will define the built environment of the future,
mainly through the identification of alternative development models transcending the polarised ‘environment vs development’ perspective.
- Explorative pilot projects, demonstrating ways in which a better built environment can be achieved in practice. A series of case studies representative of different categories of environments will be identified and acted upon. The intention is to create a research platform through which initiatives in the built environment will influence public policy and actions and proffer knowledge, best practice and real examples for change, through research, design, implementation and
post-implementationanalysis of building and urban interventions.
Building Futures will focus on typologies of space representative of the challenges Malta has to face from a cultural, economic, social and environmental point of view, taking a multidisciplinary approach, bringing together designers, data analysts, economists and others in a collective effort to re-imagine the current systems. It will combine AP’s knowledge and experience with research and design projects, with the Chamber’s commitment to develop a tangible vision for