Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture

Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture

Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture - CityscapeShanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture - Image 3 of 17Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture - Beam, WindowsShanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture - SteelShanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture - More Images+ 12

Shanghai, China

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture - Image 3 of 17
© 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.

section 01

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.

section 04

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Shanghai, China

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "Shanghai Terminal / Frank Repas Architecture" 19 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

© Antoine Duhamel

上海港总站 / Frank Repas Architecture

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.