Kaohsiung Port Terminal is the result from an experiment of dynamic 3-dimensional urbanism that amplifies the flow of pedestrian traffic. It’s been designed with an elevated and activated boardwalk that runs continuously along the water. Beneath this level of public promenade, people can find cruise and ferry functions located just below. These multiple layers create a dense range of programs, while separating the cruises and ferries will help maintaining secure areas for departing or arriving passengers.
Designer : Reiser + Umemoto
Furthermore, the elevated space connects the new Pop Music Center, the arts and shopping districts within a green necklace along the waterfront. In the future, clusters of commercial entities will grow along the walk which will ensure the continuous economic viability of the port terminal, sustaining and amplifying the periodic maritime uses of the cruise terminal and ferries.
The project is scheduled for construction in 2012 and expected to be in operation by 2014, with a construction budget of approximately $85,000,000 USD.