Segregated from Spain hundreds of years ago; Gibraltar sits as a British overseas territory that has been the cause of turmoil in Europe since its conception. Located at the southernmost tip of Spain, Gibraltar is an advantageous port with access to the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Regaining this territory has been an objective of the Spanish government for decades. In recent years Britain and Spain have come to an agreement that upon a majority vote from the people of Gibraltar that Spain and Britain could share the territory. This proposition was beaten out by a vast majority vote. The people of Gibraltar wish to remain under the British crown. In response to this Spain has launched a campaign of strict border regulation to punish the millions of people which cross the border every year. Due to these strict regulations and few customs officers, line-ups have developed that are often several hours long.
The development of interject aims to heal the bond that has been broken between Gibraltar and Spain. Through the consolidation of the border crossing station on the Spanish side of the border; Spain gains territorial ownership over the border crossing, while providing a gesture of good will as Gibraltar gains access space. Through interjects’ development spatial efficiency is gained allowing for larger public green spaces. As well as a developed connection is created between the nations via a connecting public space and an overarching canopy solution. This public space and versatile canopy allows for a variety of functions and bridges the gap between the two nations. Through the provision of a shared public realm discussion is generated. A point for the sharing of culture, ideas, and the human experience.