I actually don’t know what to say… The original was more beautiful perhaps but at the same time the suggested new Azure Window is kind of amazing (if it can keep surface as shiny as on the picture). I am actually happy that I’m not the one to decide on this building.
An exhibit hall in 5 floors where the “Window” once was? It is both a crazy and ugly idea at the same time as it looks great and will attract visitors. 50% of me say “Hell yes go for it” and the other 50% tells me “no for heavens sake don’t put that monster up” – It will be interesting to see what Malta decides upon.
But to call the construction “The heart of Malta”? The heart of Malta will never be made out of steel and cold as ice, the Maltese heart is big, warm and welcoming so if built… Rethink the name
For you who not know anything about Gozo and the Azure Window Google it and look at the original natural window.