Projects nominated for European award
The Chamber of Architects nominated five projects for the European Mies van der Rohe Award, however none made it to the finals.
The principal objective of the award is to recognise and commend excellence in the field of architecture and to draw attention to the important contribution of European professionals in the development of new concepts and technologies. The Chamber issued a call to professionals to submit their projects and received five responses which were all nominated.
One of the projects nominated by the Chamber was called TreeHouse, a residential adaptive reuse project by Architect Monica Audrey Galea, in collaboration with Anthony Galea. Aragon House Business Centre was submitted by BCS Architects, which was constructed with a structural steel frame and composite concrete floor slabs, providing maximum planning flexibility. Another of the nominated works was called "Hanging Home" by Chris Briffa Architects, which reflects a typical middle-class suburbia home in Malta.
Quantum House was designed by Architect Pierre Farrugia in collaboration with Maik Metz, and was planned as an energy efficient and sustainable building. Architecture Project's submission for this edition of the Award consisted of an office at St Barbara's Bastion in Valletta.