The port of Dalian, a terminal for cruise liners, is an exceptional site with its 4 historic quays and buildings. It is to be revitalised and enhanced by a programme of mixed development, mainly aimed at tourism, including the redefinition of the sea front with leisure parks, sea museum, design centre and hotels. The project also includes a business district and residences. The four quays offer an ideal site. The first two, accommodating the cruise liner terminal and sea museum, are linked by pedestrian walkways and a stage built over the water. The other two are reserved for hotels and residences for assisted living.
In addition to the programme studies, the challenge was to define a new silhouette for this sea-view town, by way of its new constructions.
Besides the cruise liner terminal, the project includes the redefinition of the sea front with leisure parks, sea museum, design centre and hotels, business district and housing.
– Client: Dalian port
– Architect: Arte Charpentier Architectes
– City: Dalian
– Competition: 2008, winner
– Land surface area: 110 hectares
– Architectural surface area: 1,985,800m²