Paceville, St. Julian's

Mercury Towers

Zaha Hadid Architects
31-storey Tower, Podium and Pavilion
A mix of Historical and Ultra-Modern


Mercury Towers is J. Portelli Project’s most ambitious undertaking to date. Located at the heart of St. Julians, J. Portelli commissioned the internationally renowned Zaha Hadid Architects to design a unique high-rise tower. This commission was in fact one of the final concept designs signed off by Zaha Hadid personally. The project is a fitting legacy of a lifetime of signature architectural achievements.

Details and Amenities

The project blends the historical and ultra-modern to provide a totally new urban environment. At its heart is a 19th-century heritage building, which will be flanked by a 31-storey residential tower. The iconic Zaha Hadid Architects design includes a mid-height twist with open sky vistas and a horizon pool. A low lying podium building housing a boutique hotel, retail and commercial space screens the south of the area. Half the project footprint is dedicated to 4,000m2 of landscaped piazzas. Underground parking with zoned access to over 400 parking spaces is an integral part of the project.

A pavilion in the north of the area provides open access to a semi pedestrian piazza, which is the main urban axis of the high value entertainment area of Paceville. The Pavilion provides a high quality space where outdoor and indoor ambiences transition through signature curves that exemplify the Zaha Hadid Architects brand. The Pavilion also serves as the entrance to an entertainment space that extends below the piazza.

The entertainment space is accessed via a feature staircase or elevator from the open piazza. This double height space has a floor area of circa 760m2, complemented by a 300m2 service area that can be accessed from the car park.

This is a unique project that J.Portelli Projects has targeted as a signature development with the visual presence, architecture, and technical solutions that are a first in Malta.

According to a leading real estate agent, over 80% of the apartments in the residential tower were immediately snapped up by international investors.