Tribe Hotel, Malta

Tribe Hotel, Malta

Concepteur
SpaceInvader
Lieu
Malta | View Map
Année du projet
2025
Catégorie
Hôtels
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SpaceInvader designs interior scheme for Tribe hotel in Malta for client Claret Group in partnership with Accor

SpaceInvader en tant que Concepteurs.

Leading Manchester-based designers SpaceInvader have created the interiors scheme for a new-build, 9-storey, 95-bed Tribe hotel within Malta’s fast-developing airport city complex for client Claret Group in partnership with Accor. The owners of the Skypark development in Malta, where the hotel will be located, invited bids for one of the sites to become a hotel. The bid by Tribe - the new ‘affordable luxury’ brand from Accor - together with a regional Maltese consortium won the bid and Malta-based architects AP Valletta Ltd have now designed the building envelope, with designers SpaceInvader creating the hotel’s interior concept. 

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The new-build hotel will encompass ground and mezzanine floor F&B, co-working spaces and external decking, as well as 95-beds on the 1st to 8th floors, plus a rooftop bar, terrace and pool, offering clear sight of the airport runways. The scope of works within the interiors commission includes the design of all standard and executive bedrooms and corridors, as well as the hotel’s public spaces. Project completion is scheduled for spring 2025.

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The brief was to create a vibrant and sociable atmosphere for guests, with the area the hotel is located already known for its F&B - including a lively evening cocktail culture - meaning the hotel has an additional role to play in responding to and staying in keeping with the existing local vibe. SpaceInvader’s design concept is fun, glamourous and dramatic – in response to this and the building’s architectural concept, with plays on light and dark and the concept of day-to-night transformation. The overall concept was inspired by the idea of a Zoetrope.

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‘The Zoetrope was an early form of animation technology’ John Williams, Founder of SpaceInvader explained, ‘offering fast-moving contrasts from black to white or light to dark. It most often took the form of a cylinder with vertical slits cut into the sides. We have expanded on the concept to design an interior that captures constant movement in a fixed space, reflecting the nature and situation of the hotel as a robust and monolithic building made of local stone, but surrounded at all times by the fast-paced movement of the airport and a sense of travel, transformation and possibility. The Zoetrope additionally references the spirit of theatre and performance, as theatre has traditionally been such a major part of Maltese cultural life.’

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The concept’s applications will find form in myriad ways, from art installations by local artists to interiors elements such as panels that allow slivers of light and movement to be glimpsed through the gaps. The concept will also be expressed in the scheme’s lighting scheme, which includes a bespoke, supersized bar pendant with moving images projected onto its interior surface. Corridor lighting will play with dramatic light-and-dark illusions, whilst effects throughout the hotel will ensure a strong sense of day-to-night transition and a variety of atmospheres making use of colour, art and video projection, customisable as required to reflect local events, exhibitions and seasonal festivities.

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