Triton fountain street furniture
2018 is turning out to be quite the year for Malta, thanks to Valletta being appointed the European Capital of Culture. Locals and tourists alike have been invited to increase their knowledge and soak in the cultural richness of our beautiful and unique capital city.
One of the most successful projects of V18 was the restoration of the famous Triton Fountain, which was originally completed in May 1959. Famed for its striking sculptural concept, whose water-carrying figures symbolise Malta’s connection to the sea, it is the first thing that welcomes visitors as they approach the gate leading to the city.
We at Brands International Ltd, are proud to have been entrusted with the street furniture for the Tritoni restoration project, commissioned by the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation (GHRC). Works from our end took 18 weeks and were completed a week ahead of Valletta taking its position as European Capital of Culture 2018.
Our works entailed the production and installation of all the benches, railings, tree gratings, horse shelter, glass pits and bins. The structures for the benches, railings and horse shelter were all made of galvanised steel which provides a tough coating that is abrasion-resistant and prevents rusting, and Iroko, also chosen for its hardwearing properties. The glass pits were constructed of 32mm thick laminated glass, framed by aluminium. This provides a contemporary look against the surrounding natural stone floors and the majestic Valletta backdrop. The newly-renovated space incorporates trees whose gratings were CNC cut, galvanized and painted by our team of professionals.
Other than being part of the restoration of one of Valletta’s most important landmarks, the award of this project gives the team at Brands International Ltd great pride in contributing towards the preservation of our capital’s heritage, to be enjoyed for many generations to come.