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Salerno Maritime Terminal

  • Salerno, Italy
  • 1999 – 2012
  • Comune di Salerno
  • Under Construction
  • Ferry and cruise-line terminal, café, shops

Our new terminal echoes the oyster – its hard shell enclosing soft, fluid elements within. Key focal points- ticket desks, restaurant, waiting room – steer passengers from ground level to upper deck boarding points. By night the terminal’s ‘glow’ functions almost as a lighthouse for this ancient port city.

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Our new terminal for the ferry port at Salerno, marks the transition from land to sea, from solid to liquid, both visually and functionally – strengthening the intimate relationship between city and waterfront through innovate design.

In many senses, the new building echoes the oyster  its hard shell enclosing soft, fluid elements within; a ‘nerved’ roof forming a protective shell in the intense Mediterranean sun.

From their first point of contact with this sculpted, artificial landform, passengers are subtly steered along the length of the terminal by key focal points – ticket desks, restaurant, waiting room – all of which provide natural orientation points.

The building comprises three interlocking elements – administrative offices, ferry terminal and cruise ship terminal. Passengers for daily ferries are guided swiftly from ground level entrances and ticket desks to upper deck boarding points via ramps. By night, the terminal’s ‘glow’ functions almost as a lighthouse for this ancient port, its history reaching back to Norman and Saracen times.

Architect

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Design

Zaha Hadid

Project Architect

Paola Cattarin

Design Team

Andrea Parenti, Gaetano Di Maio, Giovanna Sylos Labini, Cedric Libert, Filippo Innocenti, Paolo Zilli, Eric Tong

Competition Team

Paola Cattarin, Sonia Villaseca, Chris Dopheide

Client Project Manager

Client Project Manager: ing. Domenico Barletta

Local Architect

Interplan Seconda (Naples)

Structural

Ingeco (Rome)
Ove Arup and Partners
(preliminary design)
Interrogetti srl (Naples)

Macchiaroli and Partners (Naples)
Itaca srl
Ove Arup and Partners
(preliminary design)

Maritime / Transport Engineer

Ove Arup and Partners

Lighting

Equation Lighting Design

Cost / QS

Building Consulting (Naples)