Q: With such a large part of Europa Point being occupied by the stadium, what is being done to give back open spaces to the people of Gibraltar and visitors?
First, the new Europa Point playground, which provides a welcome attraction for both local residents and visitors, is to be retained in its entirety. The actual footprint of the stadium is limited to the size of the cricket pitch and shooting range combined. Although there is currently a sense of openness at Europa Point, the cricket pitch and shooting range are not readily accessible to the public. Therefore, the design team is keen to ensure that this sense of openness and the vista is not lost. As part of this, the intention is to create a roof level walkway on the Stadium structure itself. This will reclaim the area for visitors and residents alike as well as provide a new unique vista across to Africa. The long-term aspiration is to connect this to a walkway along the heritage walls, providing a new linear, publicly accessible open space that hugs the southern coastline.+ See more