Enhancing Accessibility Through Sustainable Design

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Architectural Design / Recreational
  • Company/Firm
    Mario Cassar Inc Design
  • Lead Designer
    Mario Cassar
  • Interior Designer
    Mario Cassar
  • Location
    St.Julians, Malta
  • Project Date
    Project launched in July 2021
  • Project Link

This project intervention intends to spread through different phases to make existing abandoned or unsafe spaces accessible by the general public; the same motto of 'giving space back to the public' has been widely adopted. The site lies right in the heart of the most nightlife hotspot but slowly and unnoticeably turned out almost inaccessible due to various activities and occurrences that have taken over along the years. A historic palace also engulfs the project site, so a sustainable design solution to tick as many boxes as one can be key.
The design aims to open up the existing 'walled' public space by inviting people into a safe and comfortable environment, addressing and allocating dedicated space to an array of all-year-round cultural activities held on-site. This area regeneration reintroduces and injects life back into the utility of this precious space. An immediate side street renowned for outdoor leisure directly leads to this open space has been included in offering the boulevard experience. It will narrate the pedestrians' natural flow towards the piazza while offering the surprising effect with the former glory's restored imposing historical palace as a backdrop.

With an emphasis on contemporary, Mario Cassar Incorporated Design strategically uses the very best of different styles to create a sophisticated, distinctive and timeless design. Along with his talented team, Mario provides the highest standard in design excellence, space planning and functional practicality while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Whether large corporate projects or intimate residential work, clients value Mario’s personalised attention, seasoned experience, integrity, and creative expression. Mario Cassar Incorporated Design delivers exceptional inspired interiors.

Other prizes
International Property Awards of UK. Finalists SBID Awards of UK. Architects Award in Sustainable Category (Malta). Grundtvig Facilities Management Awards. Social Corporate Responsibility Awards - recognition by the President of the Republic of Malta Greening the Islands Award (GHAJN Educational Centre)