Cruise Terminal and Destination

Puerto Limón Planning

Puerto Limón PlanningPuerto Limon, Costa Rica

Project Details
  • Year: 2022
  • Location: Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  • Status: Complete

Marina Planning

Marina PlanningMiami, USA

Project Details
  • Year: 2020
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • Status: Ongoing

Kai-Tak Planning Cruise Terminal

Kai-Tak Planning Cruise TerminalHong Kong

Cruise Terminal Planning proposal for a new double mega cruise terminal. The building included berthing for up to four vessels simultaneously, retail spaces, a roof-top garden, interior open courtyards, offices, heli-pad, two separate check-in and waiting areas, centralized police and immigration areas, lay-down area for baggage claim and customs offices. In addition it provided a large scale multi-modal center.

 

Project by G. Berenblum as principal of another firm.
Project Details
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Hong Kong
  • Status: Complete

Terminal B Port Miami

Terminal B Port MiamiMiami, USA

The single-berth terminal, designed for mega cruise ships such as the Norwegian Bliss is able to efficiently embark and disembark 5,000 passengers. It incorporates the latest advancements in the industry in an energy efficient, streamlined and seamless design. This includes all embarkation, disembarkation, security, cruise line, crew, transportation and terminal operation spaces in a consistent program for one primary berth for home-port use. The multi-story terminal takes advantage of the inherent difference between embarkation and disembarkation processes to segregate them by floor level. Each process along with traffic, are organized to optimize flow, minimize wait-time and eliminate bottleneck situations. Cruise Terminal B shall evoke a positive response from the passengers and other users alike.

 

Project Details
  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • Status: Complete
  • Client: Port Miami

Tenerife Cruise Terminal

Tenerife Cruise TerminalSanta Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Tenerife Cruise Port is a cutting-edge single-berth terminal serving Mega-Ships as a homeport and port-of-call in the Canary Islands. This 85,000-sf award-winning architectural project elevates passenger experience with unmatched services previously unavailable in the region. The terminal’s innovative design features an elevated passenger bridge and flexible moveable gangways, seamlessly connecting travelers to vessels. Adjacent to the main building, an intermodal area accommodates tour buses, taxis, and private vehicles, allowing up to 26 buses to park simultaneously. The project thoughtfully incorporates the adaptive reuse of existing warehouses. It includes 50 check-in counters, efficient baggage lay-down facilities, state-of-the-art screening, and dedicated areas for provisioning and crew services on the pier side. The building is highly sustainable with the additions of lightweight CLT technology and achieving the highest European energy-saving ratings.

Project Details
  • Year: 2016
  • Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
  • Status: Complete
  • Client: Autoridad Portuaria de Tenerife
  • Team: Claudia Busch, Gustavo Berenblum, Renate Paris, Mario Menendez
  • Awards: AIA Miami Award of Excellence 2017, Finalist International WAN Awards 2017, Best New Terminal 2017 by Cruise Insights
  • Image Credits: BBAmiami
BBAMiami - Tenerife Cruise Terminal Welcoming interiors for a harmonious travel experience
BBAMiami - Tenerife Cruise Terminal
BBAMiami - Tenerife Cruise Terminal
BBAMiami - Tenerife Cruise Terminal

A project characterized by its intelligent adaptive reuse that elevates the passenger experience.

BBAMiami - Tenerife Cruise Terminal

Each singular building is cladded in iridescent metal panels, providing a gradual change of color. Inside, the CLT wood panels remain exposed, giving warmth and recalling the old-age wood shipbuilding technology.

Amador Cruise Port

Amador Cruise PortPanama

Amador Cruise Port is an innovative waterfront and cruise planning project incorporating two twin-berth cruise terminals within a public park adjacent to an ecological reserve. Situated by the picturesque Causeway of Amador in Panama, the project embraces sustainability and resiliency, incorporating ecological strategies to substantially reduce the carbon footprint. Energy and water conservation and maximizing natural light and ventilation contribute to creating a state-of-the-art terminal complex that is unparalleled in the region. Each terminal is organized on two floors, with approximately 130,000 of each. One of the project’s remarkable design features is its outdoor elevated atrium entrance, creating a platform that serves as a warm, welcoming area to all guests with direct views towards the city across the bay. The project also focuses on designing complementary public facilities that could bring life to the site while the terminal is inactive. Some of these include the public stairs to the east that act as a lookout point to the sea, the restaurant deck, the art pavilion park on the west, and the biking trail that connects all of the previous amenities throughout the project.

Project Details
  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Panama
  • Status: Unbuilt
  • Client: Constructora MECO
  • Size: 150,000 SF
  • Team: Gustavo Berenblum, Claudia Busch, Renate Paris, Rafael Rama, Carlos Wong, Alexis Daniel
  • Image Credits: BBAmiami
BBAMiami - Amador Cruise Port The Embarkation Atrium with expanding waterfront views, overlooking the city beyond
BBAMiami - Amador Cruise Port
BBAMiami - Amador Cruise Port
BBAMiami - Amador Cruise Port

Why can't a cruise center be the greenest possible environment?

BBAMiami - Amador Cruise PortEcological strategies were adopted to decrease the energy footprint and substantially increase its resiliency and use of natural resources

What if we integrate the cruise center within an ecological preserve?

Terminal F Port Miami

Terminal F Port MiamiMiami, USA

Project Details
  • Year: 2017
  • Location: Miami, USA
  • Status: Complete
BBAMiami - Terminal F Port Miami
BBAMiami - Terminal F Port Miami

Sasebo Cruise Terminal

Sasebo Cruise TerminalNagasaki Prefecture, Japan

Sasebo Cruise Port, a terminal that serves as a gateway to Japan’s treasures, is thoughtfully designed to celebrate Sasebo’s rich culture, building traditions, and scenic landscapes. Spanning 50,000 sf, the terminal harmoniously blends with the surrounding mountains and quaint fishing villages. As a warm welcome center to Sasebo, this visionary port-of-call terminal ensures an enjoyable experience for passengers, visitors, and staff. Its clean and spacious interior layout optimizes passenger flow, featuring CIQ areas, offices, waiting zones, support facilities, and retail spaces. Efficient embarkation and disembarkation flows and convenient vehicular access enhance passenger comfort. The adjacent outdoor plaza hosts vibrant public events, creating a memorable arrival experience.

Project Details
  • Year: 2020
  • Location: Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan
  • Status: Complete
  • Client: Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Size: 50,000 SF
  • Team: Claudia Busch, Gustavo Berenblum, Renate Paris, Rafael Rama, Soufaine Benbrahim
  • Image Credits: BBA
BBAMiami - Sasebo Cruise Terminal Model exploring the shell, roof clearstory and structural support system
BBAMiami - Sasebo Cruise Terminal
BBAMiami - Sasebo Cruise Terminal
BBAMiami - Sasebo Cruise Terminal

Sasebo Cruise Terminal is a new Gateway to Japan, welcoming thousands of guests each year that are eager to discover the treasures that await them.

BBAMiami - Sasebo Cruise Terminal

Carnival Cruise Terminal

Carnival Cruise TerminalPort Miami, Florida

Cruise Terminal F is a visionary project, a state-of-the-art terminal with unrivaled passenger experience guiding travelers seamlessly from curbside to ship. Terminal F embodies the essence of a 21st-century home-port facility, poised to welcome Carnival’s magnificent and largest vessel, the Mardi Grass, and exemplifying Port Miami’s dedication to the future and guest satisfaction. Inspired by maritime architecture and Miami’s vibrant spirit, this Silver LEED-certified building spans 155,000 sq. ft. across three levels blending existing and new buildings into an integrated contemporary facility. It features covered drop-off/pick-up areas for 66 vehicles and 20 coaches, with over 80,000 sq. ft. serving passenger vehicles and buses. The waiting area accommodates 1,200 passengers, and the VIP lounge seats 500 guests. The latest advancement in embarkation and debarkation technologies have been incorporated to facilitate processing large quantities of passengers in a short amount of time while ensuring a memorable guest experience.

Project Details
  • Year: 2022
  • Location: Port Miami, Florida
  • Status: Complete
  • Client: Port Miami
  • Size: +155,000 SF
  • Team: Gustavo Berenblum, Claudia Busch. Renate Paris, Elise Francis, Andres Barros
  • Awards: SARA NYC Design Award of Excellence 2023, AIA Miami 2023 Honor Award of Excellence
  • Image Credits: Michael Stavaridis
BBAMiami - Carnival Cruise Terminal Cutting edge design of outside canopies to welcome guests
BBAMiami - Carnival Cruise Terminal
BBAMiami - Carnival Cruise Terminal
BBAMiami - Carnival Cruise Terminal

This project is about creating an enhanced home-port traveler experience for the world's largest Cruise Line and its flagship vessel.

BBAMiami - Carnival Cruise Terminal

The challenge was to achieve an integrated passenger experience that operates seamlessly in a terminal that blends existing and new buildings

Collins Park Place

Collins Park PlaceMiami Beach, USA

Located in the Bass Museum neighborhood, and behind the Library and Ballet buildings, the project unifies two sites that are separated by a street. In a joint venture with Zaha Hadid Architects, the $22.5 million building includes 17,000-square-feet of retail areas, 480 parking structure, public plaza for events, weekend food markets or exterior movie projections, the existing street is closed to cars and the new pedestrian corridor will link the Complex with the Bass Museum Park. The project is targeted for LEED SILVER certification.

Recognizing the impact of high volumes of visitors to the Miami Beach area and the ensuing difficulties for Miami Beach residents, the city commissioned several studies for how to improve infrastructure and resident mobility.  One of the conclusions was to provide additional parking both strategically and creatively.  A site for a parking garage was selected adjacent to Collins Park.

The Collins Park area includes a park and a number of cultural buildings, as well as important pedestrian and urban links in Miami Beach.  A parking structure here must deliver more than a purely functional parking garage; the architecture must participate in and enhance the surrounding context.

 

Design Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects, Executive Architects: BBA
Project Details
  • Year: 2014
  • Location: Miami Beach, USA
  • Status: Complete
BBAMiami - Collins Park Place
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