The new Pace & Mercieca headquarters building was conceived to convey a message of excellence and capability in construction and utilisation of materials and resources in view of the fact that the company supplies the construction industry. It aims to demonstrate advanced construction methodology brought about by the use of computers both in design and manufacture in order to showcase the raison d’etre of the company.
“Integrating computer aided-design awith computer-aided fabrication and construction fundamentally redefines the relationship between redesigning and producing.
It eliminates many geometric constraints imposed by traditional drawing and production processes - making complex curved shapes much easier to handle, for example, and reducing dependence on standard mass-produced components.
It bridges the gap between designing and producing that opened up when designers began to make drawings.”
Mitchell, W. and M. McCullough. (1995). Prototyping (Ch. 18). In Digital Design Media, 2nd ed., 417-440. New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold.