Planning Authority awards over 50 Sliema town-houses, protection status

Street view in Sliema with traditional balconies, Malta

Over 50 Sliema town-houses have been awarded heritage protection status by the Planning Authority.

The decision to promote the homes which are situated in the streets Triq Stella Maris and Triq il-Palazz Capua, came through consultation with Superintendent of Cultural Heritage.

They are understood to have been built between the late 19th and mid-20th Centuries and contain a mixed design of neo-classical and neo-Baroque architecture, along with have the same height, design, proportions, materials, style and massing. The homes on the Triq il-Palazz Capua also have the distinctive feature of having large back gardens.

In the last 18 months, the Planning Authority hsd extended the status to over 125 Sliema properties.

This has also been carried with a photographic road-show which has been aimed at showcasing the different architectural developments in Malta. Most of those shown in the road-show depict the modernist style philosophy which had been imported to Malta during the 1920s and 1960s.