Award winning: Porto Cruise Terminal

You know we love to brag about our award winning portuguese deeds, personalities, heritage sites’ and architecture.

And in this last field we have done it again!

The new Porto Cruise Terminal (Porto de Leixões) was awarded the international prize of architecture and design AZAwards, having been selected from 826 projects in more than 50 countries.

“The Porto Cruise Terminal (South Cruise Terminal) is the largest project ever for the opening of the Port of Leixões to the city and an important gateway of the region. It is situated at the South Mole of the Port of Leixões, just 3 Km from the city of Porto. Since April 2011, the new pier with 340 metres of length has received the biggest and the most glamorous cruise ships from the worldwide cruise fleet, boosting the cruise tourism in the North of Portugal region. With this new pier, the Port of Leixões became able to receive cruise ships of larger dimensions, up to 300 metres long. Since the opening of the new pier, the number of cruise ship calls and passengers at this port has been significantly increasing.

Besides that, the main building also comprises the Science and Technology Park of the Sea of the University of Porto, which includes the Maritime Research Centre in the New Cruise Terminal Building (occupying the basement ground, 2nd and 3th floor). This Park of Science and Technology focused in the Resources of the Sea will be managed by the University of Porto and is integrated in a recognized Strategy for Collective Efficiency, with the Ocean XXI Association for Research and Maritime Economy and the Cluster of the Creative Industries of the Northern Region.”

Inside the Port
Inside the Port
Porto de Leixões
Aerial view
Details
Details
Sunset
Sunset
Amazing building
Amazing building

And you? do you also think Porto Cruise Terminal is an amazing building too?

 

 

 

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