Roof garden and green wall at the Valleta Design Cluster – Restoration Directorate and Tetsuo Kondo Architects
Public Open Spaces Award Winner 2021
A garden was built on the roof of the Valletta Design Cluster, a new green lung for the city, usable by everyone. It is a flagship example of what can be achieved with vision and resilience, and is now a new public green space in Valletta. The roof garden has the effect of reducing the heat-island effect, it has ecological value, water regulation and environmental mitigation. Additionally, the soft landscaping was extensively researched to provide a sensory experience to the visitor, reflecting the typical colours, scents and characteristics of the Mediterranean scrub.