Telemalta appointed Architecture Projects, a Maltese architectural practice, and AKT II to design a new telecommunications tower on Gozo, an island off the north coast of Malta.
The innovative scheme developed utilises the existing stone walls of an historical tower. The structural solution developed consists of a central single leaning structural steel column from which the internal floors and sail form roof cantilever. Due to the great archaeological importance of the ruins it was not acceptable to place any new vertical loads onto the existing perimeter stone walls. Tie rods were introduced to provide additional support to the long span spine beam which occurs at roof level. In addition to it being a telecommunication tower the project provides conference facilities and an enclosed viewing platform for visitors.
Design of a new telecommunication tower on the north coast of the island of Malta