An iconic pale-pink modernist home in Balzan has been approved for demolition with a block of apartments and garages taking its stead.
Lovin Malta is informed that the Planning Commission of the Planning Authority approved the demolition of the house, despite the governments’ pledge to protect the island’s 20th-century heritage.
The building, known as Walmerville, will make way for a garage with four car spaces, a ground floor maisonette and three apartments.
More than 44 properties, mainly in Rabat and Pieta, received protection for their historical merit by the Planning Authority last year. However, Walmarville didn’t make the cut.
The iconic pale-pink house was beloved by the local arts community and was even featured on a Te Fit-Tazza minimal print.
Despite several objections to the project, including MaltaDoors creator Lisa Gwen, the Planning Commission has given the demolition works the green light, meaning Walmerville will become a building of the past.
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