FAA has organised two extra evening tours by popular demand. These tours being organised in conjunction with The Sustainable Regeneration of Built Heritage Initiative, led by Perit Amber Wismayer under the auspices of HE, the President of Malta, which adopted San Anton Palace as a case study in safeguarding Malta’s architectural legacy through sustainable interventions and sensitive, adaptive re-use.
In addition to touring the San Anton Staterooms, Perit Wismayer will explain how Maltese heritage buildings incorporate passive environmental design strategies such as natural ventilation, orientation towards the sun, thermal mass and shading. The use of traditional features such as the loggia, were developed over the centuries to provide a comfortable living spaces for buildings’ occupants.
San Anton Palace, now the residence and office of the President of Malta, was originally built in 1620 as a country retreat for Grand Master Antoine de Paule and embellished over the centuries. Thus the different functions of this working palace must merge harmoniously with the highest standards of heritage protection, presenting a challenging case study.
After the tour a short lecture by Perit Amber Wismayer will be given, explaining how the Palace’s original features were incorporated to improve comfort by maximising the benefits of passive strategies while safeguarding the building’s heritage value. This will be followed by wine and refreshments for tour participants.
These tours will be held at 5pm and 6pm on Saturday 23rd March.
A €20 donation for the tour is being requested, which includes a donation to the Community Chest Fund.
Patrons are requested to arrive 15 minutes before their tour.