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Architect Svetozar Andreev Want To Turn The Collapsed Azure Window Into A Steel Exhibition Space Saint Lawrence / Malta / 2018

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It-Tieqa Żerqa, more popularly known as the Azure Window, was an icon of the Maltese islands.
Following a storm in March of 2017, the arch collapsed into the sea, and there was no way to restore it.


However, we have a plan to give this symbol a new life:


It is a polygonal architectural form with mirrored steel faces, which will blend into the landscape,
and have the same size and proportions as the original limestone arch.Within this form we have designed over 5,000 square meters of exhibition space laid out over five spiral floors, with a dynamic laser show in which each spiral step represents one thousand years of Maltese history.


“It will be a perfect monument and symbol of the fusion of modernity and nature, of time and history, and a testament to the tenacity of the human spirit” – Svetozar Andreev


The plan has been submitted to the Maltese authorities and became the main news in Maltese press.


An online poll on MaltaToday shows that 68 per cent are in favour.


The project objective is to create a centre of attraction in Dwejra (San Lowrenz, Gozo, Malta),
a new asset to draw tourists, this time to a new architectural and cultural landmark.
We are confident that this project represents an outstanding investment for the future of Malta and Gozo.


For the project, we propose to make use of the latest techniques and materials available in architecture and shipbuilding to reflect the environment of Dwejra, which will enable us to bring the project to reality while preserving the existing natural coastal landscape.


Idea, Architecture and interior design: Svetozar Andreev.
( in collaboration with interior designer Elena Britanishskaya )


Сopyright © Svetozar Andreev, 2018. All rights reserved.


 


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    It-Tieqa Żerqa, more popularly known as the Azure Window, was an icon of the Maltese islands.Following a storm in March of 2017, the arch collapsed into the sea, and there was no way to restore it. However, we have a plan to give this symbol a new life: It is a polygonal architectural form with mirrored steel faces, which will blend into the landscape,and have the same size and proportions as the original limestone arch.Within this form we have designed over 5,000 square meters of exhibition...

    Project details
    • Year 2018
    • Work started in 2017
    • Work finished in 2018
    • Main structure Steel
    • Status Current works
    • Type Waterfront / multi-purpose civic centres / Landscape/territorial planning / Multi-purpose Cultural Centres / Exhibition Design / Interior Design / Monuments / River and coastal redevelopment
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