Rehabilitation and Conservation Award Winner 2019


Aster House, Sliema



The project comprised a sensitive restoration of a townhouse built during the first half of the 20th century in the Art Nouveau style. The architect retained the original elements of the townhouse whilst intervening in a minimalist manner that respected the historical syntax of the building. Special attention was given to the catchment of natural light through a central skylight and skilful use of compatible materials. The project is even more commendable when considering the current development pressures in Sliema to demolish and re-develop such terraced houses into apartment blocks.

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