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Shoe Shop In Valletta / Chris Briffa Architects

  • 01:00 - 22 February, 2011
Shoe Shop In Valletta / Chris Briffa Architects
Shoe Shop In Valletta / Chris Briffa Architects

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Bernard Vella, Marcia Calleja
  • Architects

    Chris Briffa Architects
  • Design

    Chris Briffa, Bernard Vella, Marcia Calleja
  • Client

    One Fashion Ltd
  • Area

    21.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007

From the architect. The site for a new shoe shop in Valletta, presented a very limited volume – one 3x7m room with an underlying basement – which provided the most significant challenge. From the early sketches, we adopted a vertical approach rather than a horizontal one, and the volume was fragmented into one giant staircase which would combine display, seating, storage and all services into one.

We imagined clients walking up, down and around the stairs, choosing their favourite shoes and actually sitting next to them to try them on, rather than looking at the merchandise through a glass. The experience of being surrounded by the products, together with the constantly changing vistas while exploring the shop enhances both the shopper and the shopped in a surreal, stepped space reminiscent of Japanese shoe-box architecture adorned by traditional Maltese textures; wrought iron railings, the Maltese eight-pointed cross, traditional lace.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Shoe Shop In Valletta / Chris Briffa Architects" 22 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/112075/shoe-shop-in-valletta-chris-briffa-architects/>
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Vans Ee.Teo · April 10, 2011

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ilaria defilippo · February 26, 2011

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Does Valletta, Malta have any accessibility rules?

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vlsco · February 23, 2011

I was in this shop two years ago, it is a very tiny and beautiful shop. I was surprised by the white grille canopy that makes the facade shines like a jewel.

You can find many beautiful projects made by Chris Briffa Architects in Malta. Good job guys!

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æon · February 23, 2011

A typical contrast between minimalism and exuberance.

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