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It’s official! These kick-ass architects are this year’s Premju Galizia Awards winners
The winning projects are insane

Sarah Micallef

Last Thursday marked the second edition of the Premju Emanuele Luigi Galizia by Malta’s Kamra tal-Periti, which celebrates the work of local architects and civil engineers, and recognises excellence in architecture, civil engineering, urban regeneration and interior design.

The Awards were presented during an elegant Gala Dinner at the Phoenicia Hotel, with over 200 periti and guests in attendance. And here are the night’s big winners:

President’s Award for Best Overall Project goes to…

Chris Briffa Architects for Reef Guest House, Bahrain

Aldo Amoretti

Aldo Amoretti

President’s Award Special Commendation goes to…

Valentino Architects for threeplusone

Alex Attard

Alex Attard

Quality Architecture Award goes to…

MJMDA for Limber Lattice

Peter Mercieca

Peter Mercieca

Urban Regeneration Award goes to…

Periti at GHRC and MTIP for Triton Square & Fountain Project

urban

Housing Project Award goes to…

Valentino Architects for threeplusone

Alex Attard

Alex Attard

International Project Award goes to…

Chris Briffa Architects for Reef Guest House, Bahrain

Aldo Amoretti

Aldo Amoretti

Emerging Practice Special Commendation goes to…

Archi+

MAS

MAS

Interior Spaces Award goes to…

MMK Studio for Qormi Industrial Minimalist Home

MAS

MAS

Interior Spaces Special Commendation goes to…

Forward Architects for AX Rosselli Privilege

rosselli

Meanwhile, the M. Arch. Thesis Project Award went to Martina Cutajar for Chance and Order in Architectural Production; the M. Arch. Dissertation Award was given to Andrew Borg Wirth for True Thick and Thin: Architecture as an Implication; the M. Eng. Thesis Project Award went to Emmanuel Bonello for The Sea Maiden; and the M. Eng. Dissertation Award was awarded to Lucia Calleja for Auxetics in Architecture: A Study on Geometry and Topology.

The Council also awarded a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award to Emanuele Luigi Galizia, one of the most prolific and important architects of 19th century Malta, and after whom the Awards are named. The Award was received by Mr Francis Galea Naudi and Mr Rob Galea, who are direct descendants of Galizia.

galizia

The Premju Galizia was also accompanied by a public exhibition of some of the best projects the profession has produced over the past year, which will run until 2nd August 2019 at the Ġnien il-Biskuttin, adjacent to the Christ the King monument in Floriana. Check it out for a look at some incredible work that ranges from the national scale, such as the two urban regeneration finalist projects, to more intimate interior design projects.

30th July 2019


Sarah Micallef
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Sarah Micallef
A keen traveller with an interest in most things, Sarah loves her island home as much as she loves getting away from it, and enjoys discovering and re-discovering the gems, hidden corners and unique stories of her native Malta and Gozo.

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