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The Port of Seville needed a new Cruise Ship Terminal with a flexible character, multipurpose, extendable, easily removable and even movable. This would permit to accomodate the unpredictable number of passengers in the port and it would not limit the possibilities of the urban-port valuable space of the Muelle de las Delicias. Re-using shipping containers was proposed. On the other hand, the place, near the historic centre, was claiming an object of architectural quality to dialogue with its urban environment.
Design Team: Juan Manuel Rojas Fernández, Jesús Díaz Gómez , José Luis Sainz-Pardo Prieto-Castro, Ramón de los Santos Cuevas Rebollo, Jorge Ferral Sevilla, Laura Domínguez Hernández, Francisco Javier Carmona Stamatis Zografos , Cristiano Rossi, Angelene Clarke
Structural engineering: Same as architects
Construction supervision: Same as architects
Quantity Surveyor: Manuel J. Cansino Conejero
Client: Seville Port Authority
Built area: 508 m2 (gross)
Cost: 225.210 € 443 €/m2
Design phase (beginning and ending month, year): January 2013- March 2013
Construction phase (beginning and ending month, year): March 2013 – April 2013 (45 days: 30 days in the industry and 15 days on-site)
Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) at Marine South, it is designed for operational efficiency to ensure a smooth and seamless visitor experience. The terminal has the facilities to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships including Oasis-class vessel currently in service. The terminal building at 28300 m2, will have the ability to handle 6,800 cruise passengers at any one time, effectively doubling Singapore’s current berth capacity. The facilities included spacious arrival and departure halls and a large ground transportation area to efficiently and expeditiously process a large volume of passenger traffic expected.
….therefore the sandou 4th rd. and the lingnan rd. will be extended on the site. the road extensions will be connected by the new “seashore drive” which is parallel to the existing seashore rd. – but as close to the sea as possible (20m harbour facility zone).
The new terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djursgårdsstaden – both architecturally and environmentally. The terminal, which will have a facade covered with expanded mesh, recalls the shape of a moving vessel and the architecture – with large cranes and warehouses – that previously characterized the ports. At the same time, the terminal has an ambitious sustainable profile, characteristic of the entire development.
The epitome of a Hypostyle Hall in my project is a field of massive and fragile columns that define a variation of spatial and volumetric interiors of the terminal. Denser areas of the field create intimate spaces and become areas to rest whereas less dens areas are circulation routes and contain architectural programs.
On the 8th of April 2010, a foundation stone was laid at the Hong Kong’s new cruise terminal. The laying ceremony was attended by the Chief Executive of HKSAR, senior government officials and representatives of the architects Foster + Partners and Dragages team.
Hong Kong’s New Cruise Terminal
Construction: 2010 – 2013
Client: Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR
Programme: Due to open 2013
Construction Floor Area: 143,600 sqm
Site Area: 76,000 m2
Building Height: 40m
Number of storeys: 3
No. of Retail: 5,600 sqm
Cladding: PVF2 aluminium panels / double glazed units
For the Kaohsiung Port Terminal, we propose a dynamic 3-dimensional urbanism that takes advantage of the site’s unique lateral positioning with respect to the city grid. Existing public pedestrian flows along the proposed elevated boardwalk can be amplified, rather than interrupted by creating a continuous elevated public esplanade along the waterfront. Cruise and ferry functions, meanwhile, are located just below the public level and are kept distinct to maintain secure areas for departing/arriving passengers.