The project consists in the construction of the new Cruise Terminal in Barcelona Harbour. In order to enhance the well-functioning of the Terminal, the basic routes of passengers along the building were studied. These flows set up the plan distribution, which responds to the shipping and disembarkation requirements of the cruise ships, passengers, officers, crew and necessary merchandise.
The Outer scope of the Cruise Terminal is organized in two well differentiated areas of road traffic: boarding zone on the north side and disembarkation on the south. The building deployment and access responds to this disposal. The principal access to the building, through a covered area, is conducted across the north façade, where cruise passengers check in their luggage and gain access to it, whereas disembarking passengers are directed to the south façade.
Looking for visual and aesthetic coherence, the rooftop is designed just like one more building façade. Moreover, installations are hidden and placed in a different sector and a different height from the light roof. Skylights are projected to provide daylight to the first floor with a meander-like shape. Glass is placed in the vertical walls, improving its maintenance and cleaning accessibility.
The building perimeter is designed as a continuous skin which embraces the roof; the east façade continues to spread through the first floor up to the west façade. This C shaped geometry hanging over the groundfloor opens the ship views to the east façade. The west façade on the first floor, made out of glass, generates an access to the outside walkway.
AUTHORS ENRIC BATLLE, JOAN ROIG, ALBER GIL – ARCHITECTS CLIENT CARNIVAL CORPORATION & PLC TEAM MERITXELL MOYÀ, TONI DURAN – ARCHITECTS / MARIA DURAN – ARCHITECT AND BIM MANAGER / DIANA CALICÓ, MARC TORRELLA – BUILDING ENGINEER COLLABORATORS STATIC, S.A. – STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING / PGI GRUP S.L. – MEP ENGINEERING BUILDER VOPI 4, ELECNOR PROGRAM CRUISES, EQUIPMENT LOCATION PORT OF BARCELONA START AND FINISH DATE 2016 – 2018