The Three Hills fountain in Victoria, infront of Gozo’s Sixth Form campus, recognised by one and all as an important part of Gozo’s patrimony, has been given its former conceptual design in its entirety. The School Council put forward a proposal to substitute the limestone balustrades lining the fountain with an iron fence, faithful to the original design by Gozitan ex-teacher and artist, Carmel Grech.
In tandem with the limestone balustrades being artistically out of tone with the simple modernist lines of the fountain, their recent derelict state had become obvious as physical erosion continued to leave its trace. Furthermore, the stone balustrades obscured the fountain.
The demolition of the limestone balustrades, the reconstruction of the foundations of the boundary wall and the relocation of a pedestal have been done by Cultural Heritage Directorate skilled workers whilst the artistically made wrought iron fence with its distinctive original design is the work of the maintenance workers within EcoGozo Directorate. The works were supervised by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage.