By Cathy Elelman • 01 July 2020 • 14:03
CONCEPT: The lighthouse design will take inspiration from local architecture, but not just be an imitation, the Almeria Port Authority said.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Mojacar
THE design for the new Mojacar lighthouse will be in keeping with traditional local architecture, the Almeria Port Authority (APA) promises.
The construction, which will be located on Marina de la Torre’s Moro Manco hill, will be a “unique building with a Mediterranean aspect which follows the line of existing vernacular architecture, which is characteristic of this region, and especially the historic part of Mojacar, raised up above sea level”, the APA says.
The port authority also says the aim is for “maximum integration with the environment, with references to the predominant Mediterranean architecture of the area, but without falling into imitation.”
The APA has revealed that because the lighthouse building will be located 200 metres above sea level it will be compact, so it is also visible during the day, rather than tall.
Works are due to start on the lighthouse in the autumn. The idea is that it will replace the Garrucha lighthouse, which the town has now grown around, hence making it less visible.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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