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Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture

  • 01:00 - 19 March, 2012
Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture
Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture, © Antoine Duhamel
© Antoine Duhamel

© Antoine Duhamel © Antoine Duhamel © Antoine Duhamel © Antoine Duhamel +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Shanghai, China
  • Architect

    Frank Repas Architecture
  • Structural Engineering

    Weidlinger Associates, Inc. (New York)
  • Environmental Engineering

    ARUP – Hong Kong
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal encompasses a massive 630 thousand square foot site in the very center of the bustling metropolis of Shanghai. It exists beneath a public park that forms its roof, thus conserving precious land for green, public use. Below rests a vast, underground, three-level concourse lit by a unique, earthform bridge forming a gateway to the city.

© Antoine Duhamel
© Antoine Duhamel

This monumental skylight offers travelers in the terminal the illusion of being at ground level. Finally, a 260 foot-long glass observation bubble floats on steel legs above the park, providing spectacular city views and an arena for public functions like cultural openings and photo shoots. It is the largest and most complex bubble structure ever built.

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The terminal is passively cooled by river water, in which it is fully immersed with a system of double walls at its perimeter, precooling the circulating air. The three levels of the terminal effectively constitute an upside down airport layout. Three boarding pavilions connected by underground moving sidewalks to the main terminal stretch for a kilometer along a waterfront wharf. They emerge at intervals to dock three 240 meter boats simultaneously.

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Ricky · March 24, 2012

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BuildCentral, Inc. · March 24, 2012

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CAPUY · March 23, 2012

El Puerto de Shanghai International Cruise Terminal abarca 630 mil pies cuadrados en el centro de la metrópolis http://t.co/obkdXsQ0

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May Looi · March 21, 2012

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James Lemanis · March 21, 2012

Curved and shiny...
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Cory Simpson · March 21, 2012

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S. Mirabelle · March 21, 2012

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Juan Camilo · March 21, 2012

Observa la imponente Terminal de Shanghai, una obra que evidencia el desarrollo de esta ciudad. http://t.co/Ww37MjXS #ingeniería #Argos

ASOGRAVAS · March 21, 2012

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Chato Saenz Baquero · March 21, 2012

Observa la imponente Terminal de Shanghai, una obra que evidencia el desarrollo de esta ciudad. http://t.co/Ww37MjXS #ingeniería #Argos

ARGOS · March 21, 2012

Observa la imponente Terminal de Shanghai, una obra que evidencia el desarrollo de esta ciudad. http://t.co/Ww37MjXS #ingeniería #Argos

kanyi maqubela · March 21, 2012

The design for the Shanghai airport terminal looks like the future. http://t.co/zkuGSKvI (via @cbennett10)

Arquitectura · March 21, 2012

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PowerDataSolutions · March 20, 2012

@Tim_Power_Chan is this what you airport looks like? http://t.co/LSWSMzLz

obvious · March 20, 2012

in that case where can i pick up my chinese pasport?

yongpeng shen · March 20, 2012

China need more local architects, someone like Mr Wang shu to reshape the chinese future architecture instead of being an experienced filed of westerns.

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