Maltese association of architects Kamra tal-Periti presented the Premju Emanuele Luigi Galizia awards on 25 July during a dinner gala at the Phoenicia Hotel, with over 200 architects and guests attending the event, according to a press release sent to Business Malta.
“It was a hundred years ago, on the 25 July 1919, that Herbert Plumer, then Governor of Malta, brought into force the Architects’ Ordinance, which governed the profession of Land Surveyor and Architect and paved the way for the establishment of the profession of Architect and Civil Engineer (perit) as we know it today,” the press statement issued by the Kamra tal-Periti says.
On this occasion, the Kamra presented the following awards to their respective winners:
|President’s Award for Best Overall Project||Chris Briffa Architects for Reef Guest House, Bahrain|
|President’s Award Special Commendation||Valentino Architects for threeplusone|
|Quality Architecture Award||MJMDA for Limber Lattice|
|Urban Regeneration Award||Periti at GHRC and MTIP for Triton Square & Fountain Project|
|Housing Project Award||Valentino Architects for threeplusone|
|International Project Award||Chris Briffa Architects for Reef Guest House, Bahrain|
|Emerging Practice Special Commendation||Archi+|
|Interior Spaces Award||MMK Studio for Qormi Industrial Minimalist Home|
|Interior Spaces Special Commendation||Forward Architects for AX Rosselli Privilege|
|M. Arch. Thesis Project Award||Martina Cutajar for Chance and Order in Architectural Production|
|M. Arch. Dissertation Award||Andrew Borg Wirth for True Thick and Thin: Architecture as an Implication|
|M. Eng. Thesis Project Award||Emmanuel Bonello for The Sea Maiden|
|M. Eng. Dissertation Award||Lucia Calleja for Auxetics in Architecture: A Study on Geometry and Topology|
The Premju Galizia was accompanied by the opening of a public exhibition of some of the best projects realised over the past year. Projects that range from the national scale, such as the two urban regeneration finalist projects, to more “intimate” interior design projects, the press statement says.
The exhibition will run until 2 August 2019 at the Ġnien il-Biskuttin (Argotti Gardens) adjacent to the Christ the King monument in Floriana.
The gallery accompanied by further information related to the awarded projects can be seen on the official website of the Kamra tal-Periti.
The Maltese architects’ association says it is committed to assisting the government in every which way to ensure that Maltese urban environment makes a marked shift towards ever-higher quality and standards, according to the press release sent to BM.
EDITORIAL NOTE: The construction sector has been through challenging times recently. The Kamra called for an extraordinary general meeting, after the walls of three building collapsed near excavation works. Prior to the EGM the Kamra published its preliminary position, and after the EGM the Kamra pledged commitment to improving the public safety of citizens and urged the government to enter discussions with the association. The Kamra also welcomed the recent listing of licensed masons published on the website of the Building Regulation Office (BRO). The Kamra sent a letter to the minister, asking to clarify a number of points. At the same time, the Kamra also asked for a meeting prior to the publication of the legal notice.