Webinar on the Mercury Tower in Malta

Manuela Gatto, Kutbuddin Nadiadi & Elena Scripelliti from Zaha Hadid Architects will present the Mercury Tower currently under construction in Paceville, Malta, at 2pm (BST) on the 8th of June in a webinar organised by Medelhan.

Marrying a variety of public, residential and commercial
functions together with the creation of a vibrant new civic space, the
redevelopment of Mercury House includes the renovation of derelict heritage
structures and responds to the demands of the island’s future socio-economic

With the refurbished Mercury House that date from 1903 at
its base, the 24,500m2 renovation and redevelopment incorporates
civic amenities including cafes and shops surrounding a large piazza together
with a new cafe pavilion of soft curves and a transparency that accentuates the
solidity of the old Mercury House.

Housing dramatic public spaces and an outdoor pool with
views to the sea, the 31-storey tower of residential apartments and hotel is
aligned at street level to integrate with Paceville’s existing urban fabric and
to reduce its footprint, maximizing civic space within the new piazza.
Conceived as two volumes stacked vertically, the tower incorporates a
realignment of its higher floors that reduces solar gain and instils a sense of
dynamism within its silhouette that changes when viewed from different
directions around Paceville.

The insulated facade, combined with limited glazing in areas
of significant direct sunlight, is designed to provide shading and increase the
tower’s overall thermal performance. The tower’s design also incorporates
the results of local pedestrian comfort and wind climate assessments.

More information on the
webinar via link below

Mercury Tower webinar

Source: zaha hadid

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