Chapman Taylor’s Milan studio has won a competition to design a new €300m cruise terminal and leisure complex on the Island of Gozo, Malta.
The AJ100 practice’s Italian office beat off competition from 13 other shortlisted entries to design the 220,000m² mixed-use project, which will be built within a former limestone quarry on the east coast of Malta’s second largest island.
The scheme features a new cruise terminal building and contemporary yacht marina, residential apartments, villas, luxury hotel and retail and leisure facilities all with panoramic views of the ocean.
The new marina will be excavated and settled in a limestone cove eroded by both nature and man, the apartments will emerge from the cliffs and their facades built from the same rock, the villas within their terraced green gardens will cascade down to the sea following the natural slope of the headland.
The project is expected to start in 2016 and be completed in 2022.