Zaha Hadid Architects have published plans for Mercury Tower, a 31-storey high-rise planned as part of the Paceville masterplan. In the architectural digest dezeen.com, Zaha Hadid Architects confirmed the design of the proposed building which has already drawn the ire of NGOs such as Din l-Art Helwa.
The site of Mercury House, a listed building which has seen heavy depredation, will see this high-rise change its features as the architectural expression changes to reflect the changes in use. The first nine floors will be residential while the rest will be a hotel.
According to the website, this building will be called Mercury Tower and will consist of 31 storeys. When finished, it will be 14.5m higher than Portomaso, which is currently the tallest building in the Maltese Islands. This project was designed by Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher who led the architect firm after Hadid’s death in 2016.
Zaha Hadid Architects said that this building will mitigate the lack of apartments in Malta.