The Kinmen Port Terminal undertakes a transformation from an industrial traffic junction to becoming a regional gateway and travel center. Our proposal arose out of the desire to extend the adjacent park across the project site to the ocean. The building is conceived as a landform, consisting of two elements: a green base connecting to the adjacent park, and four towers each optimized for program organization. The base houses the 50% public green space required by the project brief. The towers are each rationally scaled and distributed according to required use and circulation. The park and towers morph together in an undulating cascade, realizing the transition from land to water as a terrased landscape from which the building emerges.
TYPE: Transportation LOCATION: Kinmen, TW STATUS: 2014, Competition AREA: 100,540 m2 CLIENT: Kinmen County Government BUDGET: 62M USD ENGINEER: Buro Happold ENVIRONMENTAL: Buro Happold VISUALIZER: Luxigon ARCHITECT: PAR: Jennifer Marmon, Partner in Charge; Ross Ferrari, Project Architect; Team: Jason Seung, Robert Mojica, Gabriel Alabi, Fung Tsai Tai, Julie Kim, Peter Tejada, Ryan Bautista.