FINAL DO CONCURSO PARA O TERMINAL DE CRUZEIROS DE LISBOA: ARX EM 4º LUGAR
Thecompetitionasked for thedesignofLisbonCruise Terminal building, to bebuilt in the Terreiro do Trigo dock, close to the Santa Apolonia rail station. The competition’s main concerns were the promotion of a user-friendly concept, the adequacy to present and future flows, functional operations, easy interface with other means of transportation, the relationships to be established with the surrounding urban space and the other exceptional buildings, the design of a unique building, among other.
In the Jury’s Final Report one can read: “The Jury considered this to be a strongly sustained and well presented solution, fragmenting of the program in four almost autonomous units, interconnected in the waterfront by a system of balconies accessing the ships.
The delicate elevations in glass plissé, resulting from structural choices, give great lightness and transparency to the building, closing the space left free by the hinges on the roofs. The same can be said of the natural light in the parking areas, achieved by the ripped openings in the patios in a very interesting closing note.”
The remaining awards went to: 1st place – JLCG Arquitectos; 2nd place – Aires Mateus – ArquitectosLda.; 3rd place - Guillermo Vasquez Consuegra; 5th place – ZahaHadid Limited.