‘Contemporary Architecture in Malta’ features a detailed exposition of 15 projects, ranging from private residences, public commercial and office buildings, military and infrastructural projects to a meditation chapel set within a contemplative semi-private garden complex.
Each project is well documented, through extensive photography and architectural drawings. Conrad Thake, provides the reader with a lucid appraisal and analysis of each project.
The book contains an extensive special feature relating to the Renzo Piano project for the City Gate entrance and the new Parliament building in Valletta, including sketches and drawings by Piano.
This book showcases the best creative design efforts and celebrates the diversity and excellence to be found in contemporary Maltese architecture. The overriding message is that through excellence in design, an architectural project can be conducive to improving the quality of the built environment. This publication should be of interest to architects and urban planners, students of architecture and design, and all those with an interest in the state of the built environment in Malta.