A residential development Portomaso Laguna Apartments means the construction of a luxury two bedroom and three bedroom apartmentsand thelagoon in-front and below the ground floor. The project is situated at St.Julians, Malta, on a superficial site area of 7,300sqm with 44 apartments built over 7.560 sqmfloor area and approx. 1000 sqm of terrace area.
This is an extension to an already-built development completed in 2001 called Portomaso, a unique, waterfront residential development covering an area of 128,000 m².
Portomaso Laguna Apartments is foreseen project as a low-lying residential development whereby one can access a swimmable lagoon from their apartment/bedroom and swim out into the lagoon. The lagoon is a central feature of the overall design, comprising of approximately 3,500 m³, a depth of 1.3m. The apartment terraces are all oriented to the lagoon and Marina. The lagoon is planned to accommodate 3 artificial Islands and incased planters planted with Mediterranean trees offering shaded and tranquil place for tenants’ relaxing and socializing.
The location of the lagoon is adjacent to the sea and the existing marina. The level of the lagoon is elevated so that it is higher than the sea level by 0.80m.
To ensure that the water is of optimum quality for bathing in such a small sea-water lagoon, M&E consultants are designing a system with continuous pumping the sea water to the lagoon and out falling it to the existing marina. The overall circulation will be enhanced by wall and floor jets installed along the pool perimeter and spread over the pool bed.
The structure built over and in the sea water has to be waterproofed and rust resistant so the special type of construction and adequate materials will be applied.
The sea water and exposure to the sun and fresh air are quite beneficial for our well being so this project should be the relaxing and inspirational spot in Maltese Island and Mediterranean.
Research shows that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain calming you into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind and body. Sea air is charged with healthy negative ions that accelerate our ability to absorb oxygen.
Our scope was by designing this unique development to connect a human being with the nature, giving him a chance to enjoy the sun, water and fresh air whilst swimming, socializing or just relaxing on the terrace overlooking the lagoon.