Department of Classics and Archaeology, University of Malta.
Special thanks to the head of department Dr Carmel Serracino.
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Industrial Archaeology: the appraisal and restoration of the historic reinforced concrete Water Tower
19/02/2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lecture by Prof. Ruben P. Borg, Associate Professor, Faculty for the Built Environment, University of Malta.
The Reinforced Concrete Water Tower in Marsa, Malta was constructed in 1930s to serve the needs of the Public Abattoir and is today considered as unique Industrial Heritage in the Maltese Islands. The water tower is a 15m high structure, consisting of 12 slender columns supporting a shell structure including a 9.5m diameter tank with a domed base. A conservation strategy was proposed and implemented based on innovative technologies respecting the original fabric and structural system efficiency.
Photo: The historic reinforced concrete Water Tower, Marsa
Photo credit: Ruben P. Borg