Luxury Resort Proposal / Make Architects

  • 10 Mar 2013
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Make Architects recently received planning approval for their luxury resort design in , Malta. With a total area of 84,000m2, the high quality resort will be the most sustainable on the island with a low density footprint and a number of passive design features incorporated. This highly exclusive tourist destination, stretching Malta’s coastline, houses 216 spacious one, two and three bedroom suites with a further 12 luxury, family pavilions set in the middle of the central landscape. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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Designed around the spacious, lush central landscape, the site features existing mature trees, new planting, and a reinstated natural water course which flows around the perimeter. Therefore, the new seamless building will echo the walled cities found across Malta and at 16,700m2, forms just 20 percent of the resort. A dramatic rooftop walkway runs the entire length of the boundary building and offers spectacular views out across the bay and inwards towards the heart of the resort.

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Stuart Fraser, Partner at Make said: “We are delighted that Hal Fehr has been granted planning permission. It’s a fabulous scheme that exploits the benefits of its setting, maximizing privacy and exclusivity. Aiming to be LEED-accredited, this low-density visionary development will set new standards for tourism in Malta.”

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Luxury Resort Proposal / Make Architects" 10 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • Ralph Kent

    Stuart Fraser, Partner at Make said: “It’s a fabulous scheme that exploits the benefits of its setting, maximizing privacy and exclusivity.”

    Stuart cleary has a very limited understanding of the what it is to do something that is genuinely sustainability. Creating an exclusive resort in the Med is certainly not that. Make seem unable to grasp what sustainability really means, conflating it with ‘greening techniques’ time and time again.

  • MJB

    Sustainable and low density don’t really belong in the same sentence. I love archdaily, but time-and-time-again this site publishes projects that claim to be “sustainable” that are so far from it. I wish there was a little more editing involved when some I agree with Ralph Kent – an exclusive resort on an island that ships/flies everything in is not sustainable. Period.

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