Today's newspaper Illum reports that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat is seriously considering using Renzo Piano's new Valletta building for another use, instead of Parliament. Renzo Piano is reported as saying that this is possible.
If this is the case, I think that the building could host Malta's national library, thus raising the profile of reading through state-of-the-art interactive facilities. The library would be a symbol of social interaction, and a hub of learning. This would be a prime investment in education, literacy, e-learning and community building.
In a country with low levels of reading and relatively high levels of illiteracy, a library in such a prestigious site would symbolize that the capital city belongs to the people and enhances empowerment.