Servicing up to 10,000 cruise ship passengers a day, the New Keelung Harbor Service Building by Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA) is set to become a bustling hive of activity in Taiwan's Port of Keelung. The project takes a two-phase approach that unites a public plaza and service base with a restaurant and the terminal proper, using an office building to mediate between the two. Occupying 117,000-square-meters and with a construction budget of TWD $5 billion, the project is slated for completion by December 2017. Read more about the project and view selected images after the break. NMDA's Keelung Harbor Service Building was recently named one of six winners of ARCHITECT Magazine's Progressive Architects awards for 2015, which recognize projects "that fully embrace the context of their surroundings," and "exhibit both creativity and energy." Indeed, symbiosis with the Keelung site is at the forefront of the project, which "aims to fit in and at the same time be an assertive work."
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