Mallia Stoneworks Factory
Project from start to finish
Constructed within the Industrial Estate of Hal Farrug, the choice of material for the design of the new factory for Mallia Stoneworks was a crucial factor in creating a fitting building for its intended use. Housing the machinery for the working of stone ornaments, the dominant use of globigerina limestone was opted for, and the intention was to remain truthful to the material by leaving it exposed.
Further to the material, the interest garnered through the design of the building is evident through the rhythm of the apertures throughout the façade. The formation of long and narrow, slit windows and a large main entrance appears to create a sense of symmetry and order along the main façade however the off-centred positioning of the slit windows along the side façade create a curious conflict in the façade.