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Thursday24 July 2014

New Gibraltar Airport unveiled

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3DReid collaborated with bblur architecture on the project

3DReid and bblur architecture have completed a new terminal building for Gibraltar Airport.

Daniel Bérubé and Matthew Bedward led the 3DReid design team from concept to planning scheme design until they left to form bblur architecture in 2008.

The Gibraltar Airport terminal is located in front of the Rock of Gibraltar, on a site defined by the border with Spain to the North and the existing airport runway to the South.

The two-storey building covers 19,600sq m. The main feature of the building is a large over-sailing roof that provides shade and shelter to the fully glazed walls. Within the terminal there are double height spaces for primary check in and arrivals and an extensive airside roof terrace, designed as an extension to the departures lounge.

The design solution includes an external cleaning system that intermittently rinses the facade to reduce the effect of the surrounding marine environment. High performance double glazing and automated roller blinds also help enhance the glazing’s energy performance.

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