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afuture gibraltar conceptual designs

by stephen ignacio


The North Mole/New Town Development Project Proposal

This is a draft proposal/conceptual tabletop project.

The artist has no qualifications in architecture or engineering, although he has sought advise from experts in the field to which he has been advised that such a project is both economically and physically feasible. This with even considerations taken on the depths of waters in which the port would be required to be build upon, some of which is 24m deep. The project has also been valued at a guess-estimate of ÂŁ250 million in property values once completed using lower side of market values.


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The North Mole project is a proposed reclamation and development of the area of the port.

The port would thus also be redeveloped, with the present area used for reclamation for residential and commerical developments and a further reclamation out into sea where a new port would be create. The port would have a new power station, a container deport and warehouse. The cruise terminal would be brought alongside the side of the residential area, bringng tourism away from the commercial industrial port area.


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View of residential development as you look north/east towards westview park.

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The area furtherst south of the develppment would have the cruise terminal located there.

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A - Coach and taxi depot area for cruise passengers/ alongside new terminal.

B - cruise ship berths


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A - Finance Centre facilities/business centre

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B - Residential areas both luxury and low cost.

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C - New link road access using coastal areas.

D- Fully integrated Police station with basement area for vehicles and compound.

E - New School with its own small pitches

F - Stadium - 10,000 seater

G - Shopping centres

H - Music/Entertainment Centre


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The reclamation would be build just beyond West View Park, therefore affording and area of water between both. This would provide a canal access to GASA which could be used by swimmers and or boats.

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1 - Bus & coach terminal With underground car parking spaces to facilitate parking for stadium, shopping centre and business centre. A seconday coach and taxi depot would be located next to the cruise liner terminal.


Euro Plaza (1)

Westview Park (2)

Two new access roads would be build over the canal which allows water into GASA. One at Europlaza linking to a road going on the outside of area of hospital and linking to Bishop Caruana Road. And a second one linking to road by Harbour Views.

GASA (present location)

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Small road bridges would provide access to the reclamation at three points

1) by Euro Plaza

2) by area West View Park where road heads parallerl to Morissons

3) by area directly opposite SWJG


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A third road would run by side of GASA where the present power station is. North Mole Road would continue to exist as it is.

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North Mole road would continue running parallel to the new reclamation and would provide a direct link to the port. This would mean that traffic can be diverted away from the central areas of the new urban zone.

At least five junctions would link to North Mole Road, allowing for traffic to circulate.

This would allow for traffic management contingency plans to be put in place quickly with diversions easily resolved.

The roads have been build using ring type zoning, with the inner zone being the stadium, outer being the port and then zones around estats linking in to main roads.


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Present area in which Waterport terraces is located up to the area of the port tow


All estates, complexs would have underground parking available.

Ample space would also be provide in the exterior at ground level for parking areas.

These areas would have build in exit and entry points which also link to roads and can be used as secondary diversion points to divert vehicular traffic.

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A park with a green zone would be at the far end used as a divisionary zone from industrial to residential zones, and next to stadium and shops. This allows for recreational zone.

All estates and complexes have their own open exterior zones for green areas.


This stretch is the area where Waterport Terraces and the industrial park and bonded stores warehouses are located, including north mole road. These areas remain untouched, with the furthest point west of the present port demarcating the furtherest point westwards of the residential zone reclaimed and the start of the new port reclamation. The port itself would not be reclaimed due to depths of up to 24m in some areas at which the berths would be located. The creation of the port could be undertaken by building on pioylons sunk into the seabed and a ground level pier type structure used as the decking. On other words the port would have water under it and would not require land reclamation.

the port area is moved further south so that the berths on the north side can be used and be outside the restricted anchorage zone for flights


The present detached mole would be required to be taken out further to create a waterbreak withiin the new port area. This means a major increase in inner waters of the port. and more area to move vessels.

Overview of development area.


Artistic impression of development with Rock as backdrop.


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Business and Retail zones

The new development would have ample areas for business and retail zones.

The Business centres would provide space for new sectors which could include the media sector which the Government is proposing to attract, even possibly technological services related to online sector, insurance, finance and other white collar sectors. The retail zones would provide space for shops, a small mall, restaurants and bars. This would mean that a new town area would be created removing burden from other area, and keeping visitors in the area instead of spread around other parts of the city. Thus easier to control.


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Residential Zones

The new development would generate income through property sales, one of which would be the residential complexes. These estates would range from low cost affordable housing to the higher end of the market.

All estates would have their own underground car parks, external parking areas and green zone recreational space within the estate.

The proximity of a bus deport and shopping areas would make it easier for residents to use public transport.

The inclusion of a new school and police station means the area does not become reliant on the other services in other parts of the city.


Artistic impression of development with stadium to right, business centre to left, residential area to front, Rock as a backdrop. As seen from park area to west of development.


View of development with stadium to right, business centre to left, residential area to front, Rock as a backdrop. As seen from park area to west of development.


View of west side of the development with stadium to left, business centre to right, residential area to front, shopping, retail zone in the centre, behind main stand and park to the bottom right. Part of the business centre is also between to front centre by shopping area and next to stadium.


View of shopping retail zone behind main stand of stadium with luxury apartments to front and business centre to right.


Artistic impression of shopping retail zone behind north stand of stadium apartments to front and business centre to right.

Rock as backdrop.


View of west stand of stadium in which the shopping retail zone is directly next to the main car park area behind main stand.


Artistic impression of view from Main West Stand of proposed stadium. View of the Rock of Gibraltar and the residential estates in new development.


Artistic impression of view frontal pitchside view from Main West Stand of proposed stadium. View of the Rock of Gibraltar and the residential estates in new development.


View from Main West Stand of proposed stadium looking northwards.


View from east Stand of proposed stadium looking southwest.


View from east Stand of proposed stadium looking northwest.


View of stadium as seen from the air looking northwest.

The open spaces and trees would ensure that there is enough space for adequate crowd control. As a development the area is also created so that the stadium does not become a significant detractor to visitors, with the area looking like an avenue leading to shopping areas, small mall and business zone.

The the bottom right there would be a school, with open space and bottom left would be the new police station.


View of stadium as seen from the air looking south.

To the left is the school and then directly above (south) is the police station. This would be a four stroey building with underground basement area for compound. Located in an area close to main shopping centres, school and stadium but with easy access in all sides to respond to any emergency providing access roads on all sides and away from crowded areas.

In the centre behind the stadium is a small shopping area and a bus & coach park with underground parking also. Centrally located to allow access to all facilities.


View of avenue to east of stadium looking south from shopping mall.


View of avenue to east of stadium looking south from shopping mall park area with shopping mall at the foreground.


View of avenue to east of stadium looking south from road behind north stand with residential area and school at the foreground.


Artistic impression of sview from behind north stand, with shopping mall to left and residential area at end of road.


View of avenue to east of stadium looking south as seen from infront of residential areas. (note extensive car parking areas and open space to front of all buildings).


View of avenue to east of stadium looking south as seen from infront of residential areas. To the front is the new school and directly behind is the new police station.


View from police station facing south west.

To the front is the bus & Coach depot with underground car park, and behind are the residential areas. To the right is the retail area behind teh south stand of the stadium.


View of Bus & Coach depot with underground car park.


View of retail area behind south stand with business centre directly to front.


View of retail area behind south stand with business centre directly to front.


View from south stand facing north. To right is the school, and beyond the residential area.


View of police station from road side by east stand.


Artist impression of police station from road side by east stand with impression of Rock behind as this view would have Rock of Gibraltar as a backdrop.


View of school and residential areas behind school from road side by east stand. The backdrop view would be of the Rock of Gibraltar.


View of school and residential areas behind school from road side by east stand. The backdrop view would be of the Rock of Gibraltar.


View of Coach and Taxi depot facing west with luxury apartments to front.


View on entering development from access road by Euro Plaza. (Note canal to right is to link sea to GASA area).


View from road side to east of development next to canal facing north. To the north is a music centre/auditorium, to right is West View Park which is across the waterway. A bridge road links estate to west view park.


View of residential estates to south of development. To right is bus depot, to front is luxury estate, to sides are residential estates (middle of the range properties) south view is of the port area and bay.


View of residential estates to south of development. To right is bus depot, to front is luxury estate, to sides are residential estates. View from the ground showing how trees and green areas would enhance area.


View of avenue to east, looking north.

To right is police station, to left bus & coach depot, with stadium beyond.


View of proposed new police station.

A four stroey building with full access to all roads and allowing easy access to back roads.

An underground compound would allow for vehicles to be under cover and to have secure area for impounded vehicles. Top floors could accomodate training and sports facilities.

The release of New Mole House would add further value as it would allow for the present police station to be resold as a high end property generating substantial income.


View of proposed new police station.


View of proposed Music Centre/Auditorium

Located where the present power station is located, would be a residential estate and a music centre/auditorium. The latter would have facilities for dance, music and other arts. The rear of the building would be facing the canal by GASA, looking directly south with its own green area behind. The front of the centre would have the auditorium. An open space to host small concerts in which up to 1,000 - 1500 people can be accomodated within the space (standing).


View of proposed Music Centre/Auditorium

Two small building structures to either side of the auditorium would act as buffers to reduce sound. The auditorium would be directly opposite the present industrial park by North Mole, the end of Waterport Terraces.

The backdrop to this view is the Rock of Gibraltar. Beyond the residential estate would be the evacuation momument and SWJG.


View of proposed Music Centre/Auditorium looking south west towards development.


View of proposed Music Centre/Auditorium looking west towards development from new residential estate located where present power plant is located.


View of proposed Music Centre/Auditorium looking west towards development from GASA. Note the waterway would still be at location.


View of proposed development from area of GASA, with music centre to right, and development to front (west).


View of proposed development and waterway from West View Park.


View of proposed development and waterway from West View Park looking south.


View of proposed development and waterway from Euro Plaza looking west.


View of proposed development and waterway from Euro Plaza looking north west


View of proposed development and waterway from Euro Plaza looking north west


The designs have been created using SketchUp from Google.

All buildings are models taken from SketchUp model library and have been placed to scale using geolocation maps.

NO PART OF THIS PUBLICATION CAN BE COPIED, USED OR REPUBLISHED WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED CONSENT OF THE ARTIST. THE PUBLICATION IS AN ARTISTIC CONCEPTUAL PROJECT OUTLINING A CONCEPTUAL IDEA FOR A PROPOSED FUTURE PROJECT IDEA FOR GIBRALTAR. THE PUBLICATION IS ITSELF AN ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION AND CANNOT BE SOLD OR DISTRIBUTED COMMERCIALLY IN ANYWAY OR FORM.

Designs and publication by Stephen Ignacio 2014

A future gibraltar  

A conceptual artist proposal for a future development in Gibraltar.