Din l-Art Ħelwa advises that the closing date for applications to the 2016 Architectural Heritage Awards competition is Friday 14 October 2016.  The Awards are an initiative set up by the organisation to encourage architectural excellence in a Maltese context, the rehabilitation and reuse of old buildings, and the recognition of the dedicated work of those active in the field of restoration. The programme is carried out with the support of the Kamra tal-Periti.

Eligible projects include the restoration or conservation of buildings, the adaptation of buildings to new uses, building additions or alterations, or new building projects in conservation areas. The projects can relate either to a single building, a complex of buildings, or to a historic urban environment or townscape. The project will be judged on the quality of the work executed, its historic, cultural, educational and social relevance, the preliminary research conducted and the aesthetic and visual merit. The project may be on a scale ranging from small to large, and should display a standard of work which would be outstanding in a Maltese context.

Submissions for the Din l-Art Ħelwa Architectural Heritage Awards should be for projects completed in the last year up to the 31 August, 2016. Submissions must be received at Din l-Art Ħelwa, 133 Melita Street, Valletta. More information about the Award Application and Registration forms are available from the Kamra tal-Periti, or from the Din l-Art Ħelwa office.  For further information please call 21 220358/21 225952 or email info@dinlarthelwa.org