Maritime Station of the See Highway / [baragaño]

© Mariela Apollonio
Architects: [baragaño] / Ana López, Inés Suárez
Location: Gijón,
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 358 sqm
Photographs: Mariela Apollonio

We were invited to propose to the Port Authority of Gijón, a project for the future Maritime Station of The See Highway. The building will serve to the future lines that will link Gijón with Nantes (France) and in the future with Cork (Ireland).

Floor Plan

The building must be working in six months and we have to consider the option of building expansion in a near future. The programme has two different areas, pre-embarkation and embarkation, as well as a large-scale parking, mainly for trucks. Located in De La Osa Pier, in Gijón Port, The Musel, the building is planned as a modular one, with steel structure and opening to the sea. The modules have 3,60 m. wide and 15 m. length maximum.

© Mariela Apollonio
The façade is a mineral-wool panel in different and basic colours (RGB), a typical material in the port environment. The structural system is about steel modules, made in the factory and assembled on site. In this way we get a short timing and a high optimization.


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Cite: "Maritime Station of the See Highway / [baragaño]" 01 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <>
  • marc

    why didnt they just use shipping containers? It would have been far more appropriate for the site!

  • up_today_arch

    looks like suprematist composition, bravo! I like it!