Architectural Design Competition for the rehabilitation of a palazzo into a homeless shelter for the elderly and the disabled

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SPECIALISED HOUSING

PROFESSIONAL SINGLE PHASE OPEN COMPETITION

79, St John Street, Valletta

Background

Based on long-term research for over 20 years, YMCA, the local leading experts in the field of homelessness, have identified the need for living communally as being the most successful. A clear gap is to offer services to older people (60+) and disabled individuals.

This integrative approach towards housing and service provision will enable homeless individuals/families to set up their own homes achieve independent living and employment.

Language

The official language of the competition is English.

Timelines

Launch: 10 December 2020

Briefing Session by NGO: 16 December 2020

Open Site Visit18 December 2020

Registration Deadline: 31 December 2020

Deadline for entries: 15 February 2021

Jury Meeting: 17-28 February 2021

Announcement of the Winner: 5 March 2021

Competitors will have the opportunity to ask questions to the KTP Secretariat by email

Prizes

First Prize: €3,500

Second Prize: €1,750

Third Prize: €1,050

The jury may also allocate honorary mentions at its discretion for entries with special merit.

Jury

The jury is composed of an interdisciplinary team as follows

Perit Dr Amber Wismayer
Honorary Secretary
Kamra tal-Periti

Perit Dr Irina Miodragovic Vella
Head of Department of Architecture & Urban Design
Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta

Perit Professor Alex Torpiano
President
Din l-Art Ħelwa

Mariella Mendez Vasquez Cutajar
Executive Head for Social Accommodation
Housing Authority

Dr Rachael M. Scicluna
Chairperson, Sustainable Communities Board
Housing Authority

Perit Victor Sladden
Assistant Director, Planning Directorate
Planning Authority

Kurt Farrugia
Superintendent of Cultural Heritage

Perit Tara Cassar
Friends of the Earth

Andre Callus
Moviment Graffitti

Registration

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