Royal Opera House, Malta: Ipe decking
Since its construction in 1866, the Royal Opera House was one of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in the Maltese capital of Valletta, admired and adored by visitors and residents alike. Then in 1942 a German air raid left the building in a state of ruin. For almost 70 years, this has remained a grim reminder of the devastation of WWII.
Today, the ruins have been remade into a tribute to the original structure; designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano, an open air theater now sits within the ruins. Robinson Lumber Company is proud to have contributed to the rebirth of this national monument by supplying the Ipe decking which makes up the stage and the amphitheater floors and stairs.
Jack, Tizo, and Charlie Robinson, the third generation of Robinson’s to own and operate Robinson Lumber Company, all fought in WWII in both the European and Pacific theaters of operations. They would have been proud to see their company helping in the rebuilding effort so many years later.