Urban Design Award Winner 2020


Casa Bottega, Valletta

Architectural Firm

Chris Briffa Architects

This project is a good case-study on how contemporary vertical extensions can be successfully integrated within the historic urban fabric of Valletta. The original façade of the building has been retained and restored to maintain the cohesiveness of the streetscape, while additional floors were added at roof level. The extension features a prefabricated textured concrete screen interpreted in a simple style that echoes the austere architecture of several buildings in the vicinity. Lighting, soft landscaping and colour all contribute to the high-level execution, implementation and delivery of the project within its historic urban context.

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