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Reid Architecture has revealed these designs for a new terminal at Gibraltar Airport. The scheme was born out of the Córdoba Agreement of September 2006 between Gibraltar, Spain and the UK, which calls for the construction of a new terminal for passengers from both Gibraltar and Spain. The terminal has been a political hot potato for both the Gibraltarian and Spanish governments, and the subject of much political wrangling. The building will stretch to the international border and accommodate different passenger ows for the separate nationalities.
According to the practice, the project will create a ‘new gateway to Gibraltar’, while throwing up challenges such as the housing of Spanish officials in the same building but on the Gibraltar side of the frontier line.
The designs are currently the subject of a public exhibition in Gibraltar. Work is expected to start on site later this year and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008. The scheme will be one of the final projects that Reid will work on under its current name - the practice becomes 3DReid next month after its merger with 3D Architects (ajplus 08.06.07).