The sea port will be kinmen's gateway and calling card from which travelers gain a sense of the city - the local culture, the people's values and aspirations, and for what they would like to be known. there are three main factors which influence the story that this gateway tells through its architectural vocabulary: 1) local historic architecture - such as shuitou village and kinmen folk cultural village which express through their roof structures a soaring spirit that is ready for and welcomes the current global technological revolution. 2) motion of the sea and of ships' bow waves - juxtaposed and combined with the vocabulary of "gateway", a statement of "welcome to our land" emerges. 3) streamlines and arcing profiles of the cruise ships - point to new destinations with a brave and excited sense of exploration. these three factors combine to form a monument to the city, a gateway to kinmen- the kinmen passenger service center. tt would have high visibility and would become a landmark as seen from both the land and sea, remembered by all travelers.