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Photographer Domenic Aquilina publishes his autobiography

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J Portelli Projects would like to congratulate Mr. Domenic Aquilina on publishing his autobiography titled The Malta Falcon. The book is about the photographer’s passion for photography and his career as a photographer.

Mr. Aquilina was born in 1957 in Senglea, Malta. He has been involved in photojournalism since his early twenties. Since then, the photographer has gained various experiences and took up major clients such as UEFA.

Proceeds from Domenic Aquilina’s book will go to Hospice Malta.

J. Portelli Projects is honored to have supported Mr. Aquilina on this initiative.

WATCH: Mercury Towers – November 2022

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Works have progressed at Mercury Towers as the construction of the whole project has now been concluded.

Visible progress can be seen externally. The GFRC cladding of the first phase of the project is in its final stages. Thus, allowing us to envision what Mercury Towers will look like in its final stage. The Pavilion structure adjacent to Mercury House is being tiled in mosaic. The mosaic is being hand-crafted by J Portelli Projects’ skilled workers. The Pavilion will form part of the commercial aspect of the project.

The team is now focused on the finishing stages of the project, from plastering and tiling to electrical and plumbing services.



J. Portelli Projects teams up with San Giljan Aquatic Sports Club

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“Pioneering the future through sports.”

J. Portelli Projects is San Giljan Aquatic Sports Club’s title sponsor starting Summer 2022, seeing it through to the Summer 2023 league! The sponsorship agreement was signed between Joseph Portelli, and San Giljan ASC President Peter Bonavia in the presence of Club Secretary Michael Fenech.

J. Portelli Projects’ investment will further enable San Giljan ASC to realize both short and long-term goals, including the creation of opportunities for both novice and experienced players, as well as assist in the team’s overall performance. Apart from raising the club’s competitive edge, this sponsorship will enable initiatives targeting the community.

The union between the two prolific entities is a result of a seamlessly aligned commitment towards making a difference through sport. San Giljan ASC and J Portelli Projects firmly believe that sport, wellbeing and mental health are intertwined, and to this end strive to provide youths with open access to sport, for healthier habits and an overall improved lifestyle.

WATCH: Mercury Towers – March 2022

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Mercury Towers presents a new, family-friendly neighbourhood in Paceville, rejuvenating this otherwise run-down suburb of St. Julian’s. Destined to become a vibrant new cultural hub, Mercury Towers’ main structure ascends to ten floors before twisting 12 degrees towards the Mediterranean.
Construction works on the second phase of the project are well underway, with visible progress being made to the hotel tower, suites, podium and mall. Cladding, third fixes and common areas are also progressing, with fully-functional elevators.


WATCH: Mercury Towers – August 2021

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The Mercury Tower exterior works have progressed and the installation of the GFRC facade, glass balustrades and aluminium apertures are now in their advanced stages on the 125m high rise in St. Julian’s, Malta as construction continues on the 2nd phase of the project.

Addressed as The Mercury Towers, Triq San Gorg, Paceville, the soaring 33-storey skyscraper is designed by Zaha Hadid and developed by J. Portelli Projects and holds the crown as the tallest structure by roof height and the tallest residential building in Malta.

Mercury Tower’s residents will enter the building either through a dedicated residential lobby at Piazza Level or through a secondary, more discreet access point from the car park at level -2.

The highly anticipated homes come in one-to-two-bedroom layouts beginning high above the street level and range from 70sqm to over 150sqm. Resident-only services include in-home and in-club dining experiences, complemented by exclusive partnership offering beauty and spa services, clinical skin care, personal stylists for wardrobes in the home, and a variety of in-store perks, including advance access to new brands and collections, and priority access to invite-only events.

The Mercury Towers is expected to be completed sometime before the end of 2022.

Watch the video clip below, showing recent developments on site.

To learn more about Mercury Towers by Zaha Hadid Architects visit mercury.com.mt 

J. Portelli Projects Supports the University of Malta Futsal Team

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In line with J. Portelli Project’s commitment to sports and the community, the company has committed to supporting the University of Malta Futsal Team for the 2021/2022 league.

The University of Malta Futsal Team was founded in 2014, as a joint venture between three different clubs. In 2016, the team became autonomous after it was officially recognized by the University of Malta Senate. Since then, the UM Futsal has made advancements in various local leagues. Players have been nominated for prestigious MFPA and MFA awards.

J Portelli Projects has seen the strong ambition and potential of the UM Futsal Team. The company is grateful for the opportunity to support the sports community within the University of Malta. Through this sponsorship, the UM Futsal Team was able to create more opportunities concerning sports and education.


WATCH: Mercury Towers – May 2021

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Over the past years, a wave of new construction has redefined Malta’s skyline. New luxury apartments continue to be the driving force behind the island’s vertical growth spurt, but some condominium, office, hotel, retail and educational projects are also in the mix.

Rising 125 meters to claim the title of Malta’s tallest building, The Mercury Tower is hard to ignore. Designed by starchitect Zaha Hadid and developed by J. Portelli Projects, the St. Julian’s Tower features a striking GFRC facade along all the floors and blown through the unoccupied twist floor levels, with a continuous linear colour changing light drift embedded within Zaha Hadid’s distinctive facade curves.

The Mercury Tower will deliver over 300 residences, 130 hotel rooms and residential suites when it opens in 2022.

Watch the video clip below, showing recent developments on site.

To learn more about Mercury Towers by Zaha Hadid Architects visit mercury.com.mt   

WATCH: Mercury Towers – January 2021

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With finishing works well underway, Malta will soon welcome the country’s tallest residential tower, being developed by J. Portelli Projects. The Mercury Tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects is closing in on completion after almost three years of construction while the mixed-use development which include the 5* Hotel and Mercury Suites are also winding up following the Permit approved in December 2020. This drone video is evidence of the stellar location, views and progress the project enjoys.

Watch the video clip below, showing recent developments on site.

To learn more about Mercury Towers by Zaha Hadid Architects visit mercury.com.mt   

Historical opening of Likolobeng footbridge – November 2019

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We are proud to announce that this year J. Portelli Projects supported a non-profit Organisation, Relationships Inspiring Social Enterprise (rise) which in collaboration with The Community of Ha Sekantši and Possible Dreams Foundation (PDF) funded the construction of a footbridge in Lesotho, an enclaved country within the border of South Africa, thus enabling the community to access essential services required on a daily basis.

J. Portelli Projects contributed to skills development and skills transfer as the community worked with highly experienced construction engineers and expert builders from the Company.

Daniela Gusman, Founder and Director of Rise International explains, “We are so happy that Joseph decided to partner with us and chose to support a project in Lesotho this year as part of their social responsibility otherwise this project would not have been possible…..” 

To learn more about J. Portelli Projects’ journey to Africa click here