Chamber of Architects condemns demolition of school in Qala

The following article was printed on The Malta Independent today 27th. March 2006. The full article can be read by clicking here and the Chamber of Architects & Civil Engineers website can be visited here to view photos and a press release download about the Qala School in focus.

Article:
The Chamber of Architects (Kamra tal-Periti) has condemned demolition work in Qala, Gozo.“Notwithstanding its strong recommendations for the Qala primary school building to be preserved, demolition works have commenced in connection with a project for a new facility for the Institute of Tourism Studies, undertaken by the Gozo Ministry and utilising European Union Funds,” the chamber said.

An excerpt from their press release titled "Is there no shame?" also downloadable here.

Demolition works in connection with a project for a new facility for the Institute of Tourism Studies have commenced at the Qala primary school building.The Kamra tal-Periti strongly condemns this vandalistic act, taken in defiance of strong objections made by the heritage authorities within MEPA. Despite this, planning permission was granted last year. Furthermore, MEPA’s own Audit Officer prepared a damning report as recently as last month, calling for the issue of an Emergency Conservation Order.

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