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The (new) Heart of Malta

4. Januar 2019

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, Svetozar Andreev has a plan to give this symbol a new life

It will be a perfect symbol of the fusion of modernity and nature

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

Images: Courtesy of the Studio

THE SVETOZAR ANDREEV STUDIO / HOTEI`RUSSIA is an international architectural group founded by architect and interior designer Svetozar Andreev, which specialises in the design of cutting-edge commercial and residential architectural projects and real estate development worldwide.



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