Ferry Terminal Designs, Waterfront Buildings, Interiors, Architects, Photos
Ferry Terminals : Sea Transport Architecture
Major Sea Transportation Projects + Port Buildings from around the world
post updated 17 Feb 2020
Ferry Terminal Buildings
This page contains a selection of Ferry Terminal Architecture, with links to individual project pages. We’ve selected what we feel are the key Ferry Terminals. e-architect cover completed Sea Transport buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across the world. The focus is on contemporary Sea Transportation buildings.
Featured Sea Transportation Buildings, alphabetical:
The Meridian line Akashi Ferry Terminal, Japan
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai
Akashi Ferry Terminal Building
This building is intended to be a terminal for a ferry line linking Awaji Island to the mainland. Functionally, it is quite simple and consists of two spaces: a waiting hall with a ticket counter and toilets and a passageway leading to the gate where tickets are presented before boarding.
The waiting hall is the main space in this building. The architects tried to give spatial expression to certain images the client had suggested at the start of design: Akashi (a scenic coastal area in the region with ancient literary associations), the meridian and an astronomical observatory. The building is a simple, closed box with two types of openings.
Pier Head Ferry Terminal, Liverpool, England, UK
Design: Hamilton Architects
photo © Adrian Welch
Pier Head Ferry Terminal Building
Controversial design in front of Liverpool’s cherished and elegant Three Graces.
“The Council should never have allowed development on the site. Ironically the seeming desire to fit in – solid stone-coloured walls rather than say glazing – makes the situation worse by hiding the building(s) behind and by making more of an impact in all views.”
Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor
Stockholm Ferry Terminal, Sweden
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
image from the architect
Stockholm Ferry Terminal Building
The new terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djursgårdsstaden – both architecturally and environmentally. The terminal, which will have a facade covered with expanded mesh, recalls the shape of a moving vessel and the architecture – with large cranes and warehouses – that previously characterized the ports. At the same time, the terminal has an ambitious sustainable profile, characteristic of the entire development.
Yokohama International Port Terminal, Tokyo, Japan
Design: Foreign Office Architects
photograph via RIAS in 2004
Yokohama Ferry Terminal Building
The architects asked ‘how far you can take a package to make a system’. I enjoyed her simple pursuit of simplicity, the rough wood outside, the smooth inside, also the inventiveness of it all, ‘the floor became a kind of bench…bodily contact with the buildings is… very effective’. Some of the ideas and geometries seemed a little contrived, and expensive, but the radical newness forces us to evaluate the potential of building anew.
Adrian Welch, e-architect Editor
More waterfront terminal / port buildings online soon
Railway Station Designs
photo © Ger Van Der Vlugt
Bus Station Buildings
picture : Radek Brunecky
Other Ferry Terminal Buildings welcome
Airport Terminal Buildings
photo from architects
RATP Bus Centre, France
photograph : Benoit Fougeirol
RATP Bus Centre
Buildings / photos for the Contemporary Ferry Terminal Architecture page welcome