The new cruise terminal is a building which belongs both to the port and to the city. Imagined as a complex urban building, it is both a transit space for travelers and tourists, and an urban place with city-oriented activities.
The ship is just one of the ways of approaching this new building. Travelers get off upon the terrace, where commecial services are, and their paths cross the ones of the inhabitants of Salerno, who land to the terminal from the city waterfront. The swimming pool on the terrace provides an intense use of the terminal during the summertime. As ships land, their skyline flanks the building, temporarily doubling its size.
location: Salerno, Italy
commission: Competition for the new cruise terminal
client / Committente: Comune di Salerno
BOERISTUDIO (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra)