Porto Cruise Terminal by Luís Pedro Silva

23/06/2016
Porto Cruise Terminal by Luís Pedro Silva
[Porto] Portugal
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Outside view of the Porto Cruise Terminal by Luís Pedro Silva. Photograph © FG + SG.
The Port of Leixões is the main access by sea to Porto and it only had a small passengers terminal that, despite its historical and architectural significance, did not allow the arrival of large cruise ships. Because of this the Administração dos Portos do Douro e Leixões decided to build a second terminal that would improve trade and that should be integrated into the city.

Designed by the Portuguese architect Luís Pedro Silva, the Porto Cruise Terminal seeks to serve as a node between the cruise ship dock, the marina and the city. Despite being a small building, especially when compared with the big boats that anchor next to it, it is the largest project that has been built in the Port of Leixões and an important gateway to the entire region.
 

Description of the project by Luís Pedro Silva

Porto Cruise Terminal is a small port complex, initiative of the Administração dos Portos do Douro e Leixões, located at the South jetty in Matosinhos, Portugal.The project integrates new buildings, berthing work and exterior spaces of public vocation. the main building magnetizes the complex withholding several programmatic components: cruise ship terminal, marina facilities, the Science and Technology Park of the Sea of the University of Porto, event rooms and a restaurant.

The project was born within the 2004 PEDPL. The ...read more

Architects
Luís Pedro Silva Arquitecto
Venue
Av.
O Comércio de Leixões, Porto, Portugal
Client
APDL - Administração dos Portos do Douro
, Leixões e Viana do Castelo, SA ( + University of Porto)
Surface
17500 sqm
Completed in the year
2015