• Marsaxlokk Promenade
  • Marsaxlokk Promenade
  • Marsaxlokk Promenade
  • Marsaxlokk Promenade

Marsaxlokk Promenade

Calleja has lent a hand to makeover the Marsaxlokk seafront with a view to attracting an increased share of tourism to this area.

Marsaxlokk is a traditional fishing village located on the south of the island and gets its name from the dry Sirocco wind that blows from the Sahara.

Most of Malta’s fish supplies are caught by fishermen coming from this port. Swordfish, tuna and ‘lampuki’ ¬†are caught in abundance between spring and autumn. Numerous fish restaurants cater to the ever-increasing demand from tourists visiting and the promenade has recently been cobbled – allowing both visitors and residents to enjoy views of the ‘luzzus’ (Maltese fishing boats) moored in the bay.

We used the area’s fishing heritage as inspiration for our lighting solution. The Fumagalli fittings resemble traditional lanterns used for night fishing.

Only extremely robust luminaires with corrosion-proof housings are suitable for locations that are subject to the aggressive effects of the sea. The Fumagalli Ektor/Vivi fitting ticked all the boxes in this respect but arguably, the fitting’s most important feature is its ability to superbly shield pedestrians and drivers from spill light emitted above the horizontal plane – with minimal glare in nocturnal environments.

  • Project: Marsaxlokk Promenade
  • Client: Ministry for Resources & Rural Affairs
  • Custodians: Ing. Conrad J. Casha, Architect Joseph Zerafa Boffa
  • Products Used: Fumagalli, Osram
  • Realised: June 2010