A horizontal platform was the solution used by Sir Norman Foster & Partners in its concept for a telecommunications facility in Spain. Located on the Monte Pedroso Ridge at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the design incorporates new public and educational facilities, as well as solving the problem generated by the `rapid and unsightly advance of telecoms’ in the area. `By locating the platform above the critical “line of sight threshold” and avoiding obstacles in the surrounding countryside the overall height is minimised, allowing more conventional and economic forms of construction to be adopted,’ says a spokeswoman for the practice.
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