Architectural Design Competition for the remodelling of a modernist townhouse into supported accommodation for vulnerable LGBTIQ individuals or families




14, Vjal in-Naspli, San Gwann


MGRM is one of the leading experts in the field LGBTQ community support, including advocacy work directed to changing laws and policies, such as access to marriage equality and trans and intersex rights, to secure an equal position in society for LGBTIQ people

The objective of Dar il-Qawsalla is to establish a programme of supported accommodation that would be based on the Social Work model of empowerment with the aim to support service users in rebuilding social networks, seek job opportunities or further education, reconnecting with families or friends, and ultimately striving for independent living.


The official language of the competition is English.


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


First Prize: €1,500

Second Prize: €750

Third Prize: €450

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


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
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


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