Strait Street Rehabilitation - 2009


Set in the heart of Valletta, Strait Street is the city's infamous ex-red-light district. The street is still known for its numerous bars that entertained patrons up to the 1970s. The bars offered live artistic and musical shows. The streets are currently run-down and most buildings abandoned. The project is an initiative to re-inject life into the area and rehabilitate its bars and lodging houses. The street, with its architectural and historical value, has the potential to become the capital's entertainment node. The project involves the conversion of two ex-lodging houses into a boutique hotel and cultural venue to accommodate contemporary arts.