AP's Interior Design Director Rory Apap Brown was invited to present our project for the rehabilitation of an abandoned palazzo in Valletta for the new Museum of Literature, as a case study of adaptive reuse.
As stated by the organisers, the Malta Interior Design Association, "Adaptive reuse is the practice of the utilisation of existing resources by reusing both older and historic buildings, for purposes other than what they were designed for. This fundamentally means the three R’s which we have become so familiar with, to reduce, reuse and recycle. Translated into building terms, to reprogramme, reorganize and regenerate. It is our responsibility as practising interior architects and design professionals to promote and adopt this vision of sustainability and longevity."
The event, held earlier this month at the Valletta Design Cluster, included an intervention by Joanne Attard Mallia, head of VDC, about the process of regeneration of the building which is now hosting the organisation, at the heart of Valletta.
Many thanks again for the invite, MIDA! We look forward to more opportunities for sharing of ideas on how to make a positive impact.