Townhouse in Saint Ursula Street

What follows is the story of the restoration of an 18th Century Palazzo located in the heart of Valletta that was severely damaged during World War II and that had lain in a state of disrepair for decades.

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The Coach House

The Coach House is a Grade 1 Scheduled Property located in the heart of the village of Balzan, within the Urban Conservation Area. Historically, the property is thought to have primarily served as a service building intrinsically connected to the adjacent Palazzo Bosio.

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Manoel Theatre

We developed extensive experience in restoration and regeneration of complex heritage buildings thanks to projects like Manoel Theatre, where we are resident architects since 1996.

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Malta Land of Sea

AP Valletta transform BOZAR’s upper galleries into a passageway of curiosities. Situated in the Belgian Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, the exhibition ‘Malta: Land of Sea’ presents the country as an age-old crossroad and interprets the cultural landscape as a space of land and sea.

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Malta Pavilion

The Malta Pavilion at the 2017 Venice Biennale is a complex installation that brings together the work of thirteen artists and a diverse selection of artifacts from national and private collections, in a non-hierarchical and a-chronological set up.

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Villa Castro

Villa Castro is located in the south-east of the town of Naxxar, in the centre of the island of Malta. Its location on the perimeter of an Urban Conservation Area has led to the drastic modification of the original setting of the villa, recent building developments destroying irreversibly its original context.

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Valletta City Gate

As Associate Architects with Renzo Piano Building Workshop, AP took care of the regeneration project of the main entrance of Valletta: the gate, the new house of Parliament and the restoration of the ruins of the old Opera House, which was turned into an open air theatre.

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Melita Technical Centre

The project of the new technical centre for the most important mobile communications provider on the island was divided into three phases.

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Dock N.1

The Creek once again unites, rather than divides the residential quarters of the Three Cities, through a continuous 2.5 km long promenade, linking Senglea’s and Vittoriosa’s waterfronts with gardens and public spaces, retaining the industrial heritage of the dockyard.

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Museum of Tools, Trades and Traditions

Tools, Trades and Traditions in the historical Palazzo de Piro (Mdina) is a unique museum in Malta presenting a single private collection of circa 2,000 objects and tools related to an array of trades.

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Vassallo House

Two adjacent townhouses within the old winding roads of the busy village of St. Julians merged into one.

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Stanhope Gardens

The brief posed by the client was for the renovation of a third-floor apartment within a Grade II listed Victorian building, and its transformation into a high-end four-bedroom home in London.

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Barrakka Lift

This twenty storey high panoramic lift, commissioned by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation plc and designed by AP, is located on the edge of Malta’s historic fortified capital city of Valletta.

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Farsons Brewery

The project provides an environment suited to the brewing of Farsons’ renowned products the whole building no more than a container for the brewing process, housing its plant and equipment, iconic brewing tuns, and all necessary stores, silos and fermentation vessels.

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Ganado Advocates

The brief for this project was to address the use of three existing offices within a historic building.

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Lonsdale Road

The brief was the renovation of a basement flat in west London. We were asked by our client to provide a high-end two-bedroom apartment consolidating the particular characteristics of the existing interiors yet providing new connections.

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Windmill Street

Renovation of a 19th century house in Valletta.

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Pool Pavilion

Conceived as a stone monolith rising out of the surrounding terrain, this summer pavilion provides pool-side facilities that have been re organized to encourage their use on a more regular basis by the family and to enhance their role when the gardens are geared for entertaining.

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St. Barbara Bastion

The outstanding views of the Grand Harbour, which penetrate every room of this prestigious old property on St. Barbara’s bastion, determined the neutral materiality and tones that are the basis of this rehabilitation project.

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Villa Cagliares

Villa Cagliares stands at the edge of the village of Zejtun in an area referred to locally as ‘ir-Rahal t’isfel’ which flanks the main water course.

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St. Ursula Street Apartment

Many of the tall buildings that characterize the urban fabric of Valletta have been left vacant and derelict for decades. The small dimensions of these habitations have made them for a long time undesirable.

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The Bar

A disused ground floor garage, excavated for a public lounge – a retrospection – a reinterpretation of the bold decor, of the sculptural qualities, the solids and voids, which characterise Balluta Buildings. 

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Q-Bar

Inspired by the original warehouse use of the 18th century baroque vaults at Pinto Stores on the Valletta Waterfront, the concept of Q-bar became the stacking of crates into sculptural tower-like volumes.

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Smokvica Development

Mixed development in Montenegro for a new residential area with amenities.

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Xara Palace

The project for the restoration of an historic building in the heart of the Siculo-Norman fortified hill-top city of Mdina, deals primarily with the refurbishment of the building to create a charming hotel with seventeen suites overlooking the Maltese landscape.

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Tigne Point

It is understandable that a large scale development like Tigné Point should contain the contradictions and complexities that arise when onerous commercial targets are married to a rich building tradition and the specificity of a historic site.

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Valletta Waterfront

The insertion of a new Cruise Passenger Terminal at the foot of the baroque Pinto Stores, develops on the genus loci of Valletta, to add yet another layer to the rich historic stratification of the Grand Harbour.

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Stock Exchange

The Malta Stock Exchange operates today from 19th century Garrison chapel, built at the time of the Crimean War as a school and place of worship for the allied troops passing through Malta on their way to battle.

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Republic Street

Intervention for the re-qualification of Republic Street in Valletta.

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The Mews

Four residences clustered together to form a court at the heart of the development. The cue taken from the Mediterranean ‘ortus clausus’ was extended to the built fabric itself, which occupies the site in such a way, that the balance of solid and void, public and private, light and shade finds a natural equilibrium.

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Seafront Apartment

The underlining design ethos for this project was one which embodied both clarity and function simultaneously. The conversion from two relatively large apartments into one massive, ‘Zen-like’ living space had to be carried out with certain key targets in mind.

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Sleeper Cell

This small-scale renovation project of a Victorian warehouse space in East London started just after we concluded Stanhope Gardens across the city.

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Mamo TCV

Palazzo Stiges, situated in the heart of Valletta, dates back to the first phase of the building of Valletta.

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Madliena Villa

This villa is perched on the ridge of a hill that looks out towards the sea. It was designed to satisfy the clients’ yearning for space and freedom, to create the possibility of wandering through a succession of spaces that spring as though spontaneously from the lie of the land.

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Camilleri Paris Mode Workshop

A new retail space for a leading Maltese company trading luxury fabrics and high-end furniture.

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Maritime Trade Centre

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

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Dining Pavilion

This pavilion-like structure, that houses an extension to the existing kitchen in an 18th century house, is designed like an over-scale porch.

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Fort Chambray

Restoration and re-use of historic buildings as a high quality touristic and residential development on the island of Gozo.

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Casa Perellos

Built in the early 18th Century, Casa Perellos was the intimate, yet stately country residence of the Grand Master Ramon Perellos y Rocafull (1697 – 1720).

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M&S Store

The balcony being an important architectural element in the streetscape of Valletta, it seemed ideal to reinterpret and recreate this external wooden element to contain the connection between the existing shop and its extension.

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Kappara Villa

Ancient texts often describe the authors’ admiration for techniques used by builders and craftsmen, aimed at creating the perception of integrity through a carefully crafted joining of a multiplicity of parts.

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Kenuna Tower

The intervention on the tower is an insertion that is independent of the existing old structure thus avoiding any scars on the historic fabric.

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Granny Nellie

An old lady had this house built for herself and her nurse in a mature garden surrounded by pine trees.

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Mobile Communication Outlet

The project for the design of a shop of what used to be called ‘Allcom’ in a trendy touristic town that evolved on the traces set out by the original fishing village and the later Victorian summer residential spa, owes its genesis to the concept that publicity can serve as a vehicle to lift the urban space of the town to the level of art.

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