You are cordially invited to the launch of Building our Future, an architectural exposition showcasing designs by Chris Briffa Architects, this Friday, 26 January at 19:30.
Teatru Salesjan has been an active building for over 110 years. It has played a vital role as a cultural space for different communities of people. It was a home for university students in the early 1900s in which they furthered their social and educational development with particular focus on the arts, served as a cinema for hundreds of children from the 1930s to the 1960s where people laughed, cried and made friendships and is now providing a space for artists who need a place to test out new creative ventures in. The theatre was built for the community and has been of service to it for all these years.
The commUNITY project underlined the importance of volunteerism as a tool to help create a cohesive society: a society made of people that listen to each other and respect one another. This project enabled Teatru Salesjan to effectively strengthen its position as a space for the community, empowered by volunteers.
Throughout the project run in 2017 a local architectural firm Chris Briffa Architects was commissioned to create an architectural masterplan, which would help transform the theatre building into a contemporary, accessible arts centre for the community.
The commUNITY project has been funded through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme managed by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector on behalf of the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Sport and Voluntary Organisations.