The Malta Independent 26 February 2024, Monday
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The Brewhouse and Trident Park project declared Regional Finalist in UK Civic Trust Awards

Wednesday, 6 December 2023, 09:02 Last update: about 4 months ago

The Brewhouse and Trident Park project has been declared Regional Finalist in the 2024 Civic Trust Awards.

The Civic Trust Awards scheme was established in the UK in 1959 to recognise outstanding architecture, planning and design in the built environment. It is one of the oldest built environment award schemes in Europe and has rewarded over 5,500 buildings which have made a difference to local people and their communities.

Just over a hundred projects were selected from over 300 entries. The shortlisted projects hail mainly from the UK but also include Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, France, Germany and USA.

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All Regional Finalists will now be considered by the National Judging Panel members in the Civic Trust Awards, Pro Tem Awards, Selwyn Goldsmith Awards or AABC Conservation Awards. Each project may go on to be recognised and be one of the 2024 Award or Highly Commended Winners.

The €86 million Farsons brewery regeneration project has seen one of Malta's finest 20th-century industrial buildings transformed into a vibrant green office campus and world-class business destination.

Spearheaded by London-based ritchie*studio, led by renowned architect Ian Ritchie, in collaboration with Alex Torpiano's engineering-focused Maltese practice TBA Periti, and celebrated environmental physicist Doug King, the transformation of the iconic Art Deco site was inspired by Maltese palace gardens and the island's vernacular buildings.

Opened 73 years ago, in June 1950, the original brewery is one of the first and finest examples of concrete-reinforced Art Deco buildings. The redevelopment consists of seven low-density and low-rise, terraced office blocks, all of which are intersected by landscaped generous gardens, courtyards and terraces. The project is also designed to meet the strictest of environmental codes. It boasts a cutting-edge climate control system that utilises sustainable technology and architectural designs that maximise natural light while showcasing the site's unique industrial heritage.

Mr Michael Farrugia, Director of both Simonds Farsons Cisk plc and Trident Estates plc, as well as deputy CEO of the Farsons beverage business, was delighted by this prestigious recognition. "It is truly an honour to be a Finalist in these highly respected awards and to be listed alongside other notable projects in Europe."

The 2024 Civic Trust Awards winners will be announced in March 2024. 


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