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Wave-Shaped Solar Cruise Ship Terminal Envisioned for Taiwan

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On November 4, 2010 @ 3:45 pm In Architecture,Green Building,Green Roof | 2 Comments

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Kaohsiung is growing rapidly as Taiwan’s largest port city, which has created the need for updated infrastructure that presents a cohesive and modern face to the city. The new cruise ship terminal will blend its boundaries into a large urban park nearby. The arched building slopes down into a low-angled urban park, which doubles as a green roof [2] for the cruise terminal and underground parking.

The cruise terminal [3] tower houses multi-functional spaces, a conference hall, and office spaces with views of the water and surrounding port. Inspired by the form of a wave, the arched roof is covered in building integrated solar panels, which are used as a design element as well as for power generation. Oriented on an east-west axis, the terminal would take advantage of the sun as it moves across the sky.

South-facing windows avoid direct solar gain with an adjustable louvered wall crafted from reused shipping containers. The building’s mixed-use space makes it a multi-functional addition to the city, and extra open built-in space will allow the terminal to be flexible for future uses.

+ Sun and Associates [4]

Via eVolo [5] and Architecture Lab [6]

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/11/04/wave-shaped-solar-cruise-ship-terminal-envisioned-for-taiwan/p-o-k-passenger-transportation-district-2/

[2] green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/02/chinatrust-headquarters-by-nbbj-architects/

[3] cruise terminal: http://inhabitat.com/2010/03/12/shanghais-international-cruise-terminal-cooled-by-the-river/

[4] + Sun and Associates: http://www.sunassociate.com/

[5] eVolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/p-o-k-passenger-transportation-district-sun-and-associates/

[6] Architecture Lab: http://architecturelab.net/10/the-port-of-kaohsiung-proposal-by-sun-associates/

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