On May 25th AP will participate in the ISCEC Malta Meeting, where the topic of discussion is: Ports as New Magnets for Urban Sustainable Development. AP will present the topic, “The Architectural Practice of Regeneration”.
Over the past decade, several schemes of varying scale have been set out to contribute to the regeneration of Valletta and its harbours. Through the lens of an architectural practice that has been and is still actively involved in many of these projects, this presentation explores the design processes and architectural propositions that have been generated by working on the Valletta harbours. Beyond the traditional issue of old versus new, this presentation discusses the necessary dynamics required to accommodate stakeholder engagement and planning policy while ensuring design quality and perpetuating the creative process inherent to the city. Finally the presentation introduces as a possible future the experiments and studies of the practice on the wider Valletta, putting in perspective theoretical research with formal and aesthetic explorations of the harbour region.
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