Renzo Piano’s Parliament Opened, Valletta, 4 May 2015

Renzo Piano’s Parliament Opened, Valletta, 4 May 2015.

Malta’s newly built parliament, designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano, was officially opened this after noon by the President and Speaker. The Prime Minister and members of parliament were also present.

The occasion started with a handover of Palace keys by the Armed Forces followed by the guests walking up Republic Street for the official opening.

More photographs from this occasion as well as the whole construction process can be viewed on my dedicated website Valletta Regeneration.

 

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Police Band arrive in front of the President’s Palace.

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Prime minister leads members of parliament.

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Prime minister leads members of parliament.

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Army soldiers enter the Presidents Palace for the last time.

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Police salute during official opening.

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Prime minister admiring architecture of new parliament.

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Police commissioner arrives.

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President of Malta arrives for opening,

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President after examining the Police line up.

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Malta’s flag in front of new parliament.

 

Architect Renzo Piano unveiled the  designs for the entrance to Valletta on Saturday 27th June 2009. This extensive project was expected to be completed by 2014. Piano’s plan include the new parliament being built in Freedom Square, restoring City gate to its original design of 1633, re building the Old theatre for out door performances, re furbish Valletta bus terminus and a lift from City Gate down to Valletta ditch.

More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Valletta Regeneration Site.

 

 

More photos and videos about this regeneration project can be found on my Valletta Regeneration Site.

 

Valletta FC Champions, Funeral 2014 Prt 2

Photos from the  Valletta FC Champions, Funeral 2014 Prt 1 that was held in Valletta on 6th May 2014. The cortege walked up Merchant Street up to the Old Theatre then headed  down Republic Street accompanied by non stop chanting, singing and dancing by Valletta FC supporters. A huge crowd greeted the cortege in front of the Law courts.

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Valletta FC Champions, Funeral 2014 Prt 1

Photos from the  Valletta FC Champions, Funeral 2014 Prt 1 that was held in Valletta on 6th May 2014. The cortege walked up Merchant Street up to the Old Theatre then headed  down Republic Street accompanied by non stop chanting, singing and dancing by Valletta FC supporters. A huge crowd greeted the cortege in front of the Law courts.

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Construction of the right side of City Gate, August 2013

Construction of the right side of City Gate (when viewed from Floriana side), August 2013.

These photographs of the Old Theatre and Freedom Square were taken when work just started on the new parliament as part of the Renzo Piano Project for the entrance to Valletta.

Architect Renzo Piano unveiled the  designs for the entrance to Valletta on Saturday 27th June 2009. This extensive project is expected to be completed by 2014. Piano’s plan include the new parliament that will be built  in Freedom Square, restoring City gate to its original design of 1633, re building the Old theatre for out door performances, re furbish Valletta bus terminus, a new lift from City Gate down to Valletta ditch that will be turned into public gardens and other over all restorations. Continue reading

Parliament by Renzo Piano, Video 20 August 2012

Video of the construction works on the  Old Theatre and in Freedom Square. Previously a car park, Malta’s new parliament is being constructed as part of the Renzo Piano Project for the entrance to Valletta.

Architect Renzo Piano unveiled the  designs for the entrance to Valletta on Saturday 27th June 2009. This extensive project is expected to be completed by 2014. Piano’s plan include the new parliament that will be built  in Freedom Square, restoring City gate to its original design of 1633, re building the Old theatre for out door performances, re furbish Valletta bus terminus, a new lift from City Gate down to Valletta ditch that will be turned into public gardens and other over all restorations.

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