The brief presented to the architects at DeMicoli & Associates was for a project consisting of 22 factories, of which a standard size unit was to be replicated throughout the site. Each block was allocated a production area of 1200sqm as well as 230 sqm allocated as office space.
The Mosta Technopark was conceived in the early nineties to attract foreign investment to Malta by accommodating a growing industry in high technology manufacturing. The first of its kind in Malta, the Techno Park was planned to be secure and self-managed. Unlike most developments being built at the time the U-values of external walls were calculated and addressed, where all stone blocks were dressed off site and palletised. Stainless steel ties were used to ensure that joints lay neatly one above the other ensuring better insulation. The facade of each factory and the location of the apertures were designed based on one standard width of masonry stone block which was used throughout.
DeMicoli & Associates responsibilities included working on the infrastructure, as well as site co-ordination and landscaping. The project was designed with common facilities and outdoor areas which included a horizontal sundial in the piazza- and the managing association ensures a sharp maintenance of the landscaping and common parts. MIP have continued to develop the park and in subsequent years they added a multi-storey car park and a child care centre. This proves how successful Mosta Technopark in Malta has been.
It is a widely accepted fact that the Mosta Technopark became the flagship of Malta Enterprise (Today MIP). Today, the Mosta Technopark offers factory premises designed to high standards and combined with a reliable and qualitative supporting infrastructure. It is targeted at high technology electronics and information technology companies.