A Palazzo In Naxxar Has Been Nominated For A World Architecture Award

And it only has 16 other buildings to beat

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Villa Castro in Naxxar has been shortlisted in this year's World Architecture Festival Awards, the largest architectural award ceremony in the world. The Palazzo is a collaboration between Architecture Project and Jens Bruenslow, and has been nominated for the New & Old - Completed Buildings category. 

As the name implies, the villa combines classic Maltese Palazzo characteristics with a generous helping of modern architecture, and the result is absolutely gorgeous. The 700 square metre, 9-bedroomed Palazzo comes with under-floor heating, library and games room (to name but a few features). Villa Castro went up for sale last September, and it can be yours for a cool €2.7 million. Definitely #HouseGoals material right here.

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Villa Castro is up against 16 other architectural projects from around the world in the World Architecture Festival Awards' New & Old category, and here's what the competition looks like.

1. The University Hospital of Montreal, Canada

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2. Institute of Civil Engineering, Belgium

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3. Abdullah Gül Presidential Museum and Library, Turkey

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4. Wake Space Up Office Space, Vietnam

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5. Kauri Timber Building, New Zealand

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6. Spreehalle, Berlin

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7. Royal Shakespeare Company - The Other Place, Stratford Upon Avon, UK

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8. Esselen Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

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9. KL Sports City Stadium, Stage 1, Malaysia

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10. Grand Pera, Istanbul

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11. Le Carreau du Temple Cultural Centre, Paris

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12. Guangming Village, Zhaotong, China

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13. The Glasshouse at Goonoo Goonoo Station, Australia

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14. Printemps Haussmann, Paris

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15. Market Hall, Malmö, Sweden

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16. Magdalen College Library, Oxford, UK

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Tag a friend who'd love to live in Villa Castro... even if they probably can't afford it.

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David Grech Urpani

Sarcastically ironic, Dave is a recovering hipster musician with a penchant for chicken, women's clothes and Kanye.

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