Malta has a very high population density, and in addition the Maltese family has an average of 4 cars. These two factors result in the country being very crowded.
Town planning tends to cater for vehicles before people. This has resulted in places with great potential for public space, like church squares, being taken up by parked cars and roads, leaving little space for people and public outdoor activities.
As previously mentioned the coast is the perfect place to find respite from the crowded country. Yet this precious resource has been reduced and cut off by the roads that run alongside it.
The program will aim to address these issues through the design of space for community activities, for everyday life, for public expression of Malteseness, whatever that may be.