Friday, July 12, 2024

Sarner Receives TEA Thea Award for Cittadella Visitors’ Centre


Sarner‘s work on the Cittadella Visitors’ Centre has been rewarded with the themed entertainment industries top honour – a TEA Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement. The award, which honors outstanding achievements in the creation of compelling places and experiences recognizes the consistent level of high quality work that was put into this project. The Citadella Visitors’ Centre is in good company, with other Thea-honored attractions this year including ‘Pandora – The World of Avatar’ at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Jameson Distillery Bow St. in Dublin and the DreamWorks Animation Zone at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai.

The award was accepted on behalf of the Cittadella Visitors’ Centre by  H.E. Mr Pierre Clive Agius, Ambassador of the Republic of Malta to America, along with Ross Magri, Managing Director of Sarner International.

H.E. Mr Pierre Clive Agius was delighted with the award, commenting: “We are all very proud of the Cittadella and I want to personally congratulate everyone involved, not only for receiving this award but for the beautiful work you all did.”

Sarner worked closely with architect Martin Xuereb and the Ministry for Gozo, utilizing the carefully designed structure of the reservoir and resulting in a visually striking walk through exhibition that draws the visitor deeper and deeper within the building whilst highlighting the characteristics of this unique site.

This combination of history and technology made a material impression on the TEA Thea Awards Committee helping Cittadella Visitors’ Centre being named for this prestigious award. The Thea Committee stated that “what makes this project so special is the combination of traditional exhibition techniques, exceptional storytelling and the 360° show finale, within the unique setting”.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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