Our proposal for the competition that Arts Council Malta launched earlier this year, for their installation at the London Design Biennale.
‘Follow the water’ is a reaction to the imminent water crisis that Malta and many other countries have to urgently tackle. By working with the existing water element in the square and re-interpreting its grid in a playful yet sober manner, the proposal expresses the transformative and communicative power of design while responding to the radical social and environmental changes at the core of the brief.
Our proposal’s intention is to build a functional, sustainable and visually congruent constellation of built and green landmarks around the MAXXI museum, with landscape taking on a consistent and central narrative role throughout the scheme.Full project details →
The proposal for the new archaeological museum in St. Gilles du Garde, France. The new museum is part of a major regeneration project of the historical area.Full project details →
A regeneration strategy for fragile urban environments, striving to blend old and new, and to provide new spaces for exchanges on the borders between the two, from both a socio-cultural and economic perspective. While new public spaces emerge and green areas connect them, a sensitive regeneration of the mahalla’s streets through restoration and upgrading of existing structures preserves the original spirit of the place.Full project details →
As the name suggests - Filoxiny comes from the Greek word ‘philoxenia’ which literally translates as ‘friend to a stranger’ and is more generally linked to the concept of ‘generosity of spirit’ - the project revolves around the need to re-imagine spaces with generosity and unpretentiousness, putting the needs of the residents first. It’s no coincidence that we chose an image from Kaurismaki’s “A Man Without a Past” for the concept description. We wanted the proposal to be as gentle, quirky and compassionate as the film, engaging with people going through a difficult phase of their life without any prevarication.Full project details →
As global warming changes the climate of the region, the role of public space and agricultural infrastructure as shared commons and as spaces of exchange, will continue to grow in value. The challenging task of imagining one of the most complex German regions in 50 years from now, gave us the opportunity to work on major sustainability-related themes that should be central to any project, in Malta just as in continental Europe.Full project details →
The entrance to Pape Nature Park is announced by a small gate in-between tree lines in an otherwise uninterrupted landscape.Full project details →
Large domed spaces are flanked by meandering arcades dividing the vehicular routes from large pedestrian walkways over the Terengganu River.Full project details →
The parameters that generated the scheme for the competition for the university library of Rostock were firstly, the integration of education and recreation and, secondly, the ease with which information could be retrieved in the library itself.Full project details →
This project aims at intensifying and accelerating the urban experience through clash and disjunction on the one hand, and by absorbing and assimilating the lessons of Malta’s past urban experiences, on the other.Full project details →
Proud and austere, the well-proportioned façade of the former Amstelhof faces one of the longer uninterrupted water paths in Amsterdam. However, there is weak pedestrian accessibility. The entrance to Hermitage Amsterdam is hardly recognisable from the canal side, leading through a former service access into the beautiful inner courtyard of the museum.Full project details →
The brief for the development is to create central support services and ancillary facilities for businesses already operational or starting up in Malta, to serve both as a support structure for these enterprises as well as to provide much needed high quality office space, complemented by amenities such as retail, dining facilities, sports facilities, and child care services that render a working environment more flexible, accessible and comfortable.Full project details →