A L E X A T T A R D

Property:          Villa Castro

Architects:        AP Valletta

                             Jens Bruenslow

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"Villa Castro is located in the town of Naxxar, in the center of the island of Malta. Its location on the perimeter of an Urban Conservation Area has led to drastic modification of the original setting of the villa, recent building developments destroying irreversibly its original context. The project programme was organized around the needs of a family and guestrooms to accommodate relatives and friends. The garden, as well as the two internal courtyards, were preserved and, following an unsuccessful attempt at acquiring the remaining portion of the garden immediately adjacent to the existing one, an extension was designed and grafted on the boundary wall to mitigate the negative visual impact of the recent neighboring block of apartments." - AP Valletta/Jens Bruenslow

 

Villa Castro:

World Architecture Festival, Berlin, New into Old category, Shortlisted (2017)

Barbara Cappochin International Biennal Architecture Prize, Shortlisted (2017)

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