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"A small space in one of the urban cores of St Julian's that is characterised by an intense mix of touristic and recreational activity, was fitted out to contain a simple programme aimed at attracting and servicing customers in search of a cab.
The architects thought this could be an opportunity to revisit the millennia-old device of creating structures seemingly carved all of one block, ex uno lapide, a solution that is ideal not only for its seductive aesthetic qualities but also for its marketing potential. It was imperative that the outlet should stand out from the surrounding chaos and formal incoherence, and this it could achieve by offering, in contrast, its own purity and seamlessness. In so doing it has become an elegant beacon in the area." - Valentino Architects
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Kara tal-Periti - Premju Emanuele Luigi Galicia Interior Spaces Award
Nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture / Mies van der Rohe Award