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The only way is up? Malta’s high-rise property

We’ve limited space, we’re urban, we’re going up. But, asks architecture student Sergei Mikhailenko, are we going up for the right reasons? Are we creating a market for the high rise, or do we really need it?

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Valletta in transit between past & present

Valletta’s City Gate project focuses on demolition and building. But what of the social change it brings? TRANSIT, an urban art project, aims to find out.

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The brave new world of shopping malls

The Point in Tigne’ is Malta’s largest shopping mall. It opened its doors to the public this week.

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Valletta’s high life

You’ve done the monuments, museums and a cafe stop in Valletta. But wait, there’s a whole other view of the city above your head.

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A medieval gem: Bir Miftuh Chapel

Baroque may dominate Malta, but medieval captivates. Bir Miftuh Chapel is an outstanding medieval building. Run by Din L-Art Helwa, a cultural heritage NGO, it’s open the first Sunday of the month.

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Valletta, a historic city of change

Whereto Valletta? Leading Maltese architect and former Valletta resident David Felice pens some thoughts on Valletta the city-state, and ponders what ‘brand Valletta’ will be.

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Bland Boxes or Beautiful Buildings?

Credit crunch and recession or not, building works still seem to dominate Malta’s skyline. Antonio Anastasi gives a view no doubt shared by many on the blight of Malta’s bricks and mortar.

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Renzo Piano’s Plans for City Gate, Valletta

There’s no need to hot-foot it to Valletta to see Renzo Piano’s plans. Chris Farrugia has taken 300 photos of the exhibition to give us an extraordinary, three-dimensional, 360-degree experience of Piano’s plans.

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