Lisbon Cruise Terminal / Carrilho da Graça Architects

Lisbon Cruise Terminal / Carrilho da Graça Architects

Competing against Aires Mateus and Gonçalo Byrne, William Consuegra, ARX and Zaha Hadid, Carrilho da Graça Architects were awarded first prize for their proposal for the Lisbon Cruise Terminal. The creation of the terminal provides the opportunity to address the interstitial space between the city and river. Designed as a simple volume that responds to the “desire of liberating the surrounding area”, the terminal will create a new public realm providing green spaces that can support varying activities for the city and adjacent neighborhoods.

More images and more about the winning design after the break.

“One of the key points of this proposal is the maintenance of the existing dock’s structure, reaffirming its memory by keeping the void space and recovering the surrounding stone walls,” explained the architects.

The building’s simple and compact design solution create a flexible space for the necessary program. “The building is assumed towards the park and the city as a pavilion, an overflow system. It appears to be a floating volume, as it is broken, generating tension zones and inflections that suggest entry and exit points for the building,” added the architects.

The building is wrapped by a series of paths which provide a mean to slowing “discovery of the surroundings while passing through the different facades.”  The path ends at the roof which assumes the features of a stage, relating with the river and the city without any obstacles.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Lisbon Cruise Terminal / Carrilho da Graça Architects" 24 Aug 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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