The proposed regenerative masterplan is for Chiswick House School – a co-educational establishment on the islands, catering for students between the ages of two and eighteen. Their new building would see the construction of a new primary school with thirty-six classrooms and varied outdoor sport facilities. Jonathan Mizzi has been thrilled to be at the helm of a boundary-breaking education project for Malta, as former Director and continued collaborator of MMP Studios.
The new Chiswick House School premises will be one of the first in Europe to use the innovative pod and open-classroom concept, where children are encouraged to interact with their natural environment rather than being confined to an indoor classroom. Mizzi Studio and MMP’s project proposes more than just a new architectural approach to building schools, but an entire new pedagogical infrastructure. The team have created an environment that benefits from open space – comprising both natural and recreational areas – where children can grow, learn and thrive. Should proposed plans be approved, the school will incorporate a private road that will serve as a drop-off and pick-up area within the site itself, rather than on the adjacent road. Meaning school drop-off and pick-up times won’t cause traffic congestion, and children will enjoy increased safety, away from subsequent road activity. The school grounds will also include a car park for eighty-two vehicles, and studies are being carried out on traffic flows in order to assess how to continue to minimise impact.
Pembroke Masterplan, Malta
Design, Visualisation, Planning
Chiswick House School