Shanghai International Cruise TerminalEdit profile
Sparch was appointed as architects and master planners of Shanghai’s New International Cruise Terminal in early 2004. This 800-meter riverfront site is located north of the historical ‘Bund’ center of Shanghai which, when completed in late 2009, will become a new maritime gateway and destination for the city.
Accommodating three 80,000-tonne cruise ships and an expected passenger flow of over 1.5 million a year, the total construction area is 260,000 sqm. 50% of the built area is constructed below a series of 6 office buildings that face the river and the new terraced public gardens.
The focal point of the development is a series of cafes, restaurants and other public facilities suspended below a 6-storey steel truss in an extraordinary 3-dimensional composition, the first time this type of construction has been attempted in China.
Description from the architects