“make a well-considered decision, concerning the feasibilities of a high-quality and sustainable handling of sea cruise ships and passengers for the longer term”
‘Long-term sea cruise terminal’ is a study that focusses on the possibilities for receiving sea cruise ships in Rotterdam in the future. Purpose of this research is to “make a well-considered decision, concerning the feasibilities of a high-quality and sustainable handling of sea cruise ships and passengers for the longer term”.
The study has answered the question which alternative locations are suitable (including the existing one) for a cruise terminal, what requirements must be set for the necessary measures and provisions, and what will be the indicative operating costs.
A dozen locations have been considered in the study and examined for their possibilities for the development of a cruise terminal. After thorough research and heavier, more specific selection criteria, these have been reduced to 3 potential candidates. For each of these 3 candidates a terminal building was proposed, in scale and financial investment tailored to the local characteristics (for instance the possibilities of commercial exploitation during the absence of cruise handling). The content of this study will be an important guideline for decisions at a political level concerning the future location of the Sea cruise Terminal in Rotterdam.
Project name: Study of future cruising locations
Location: Rotterdam [the Netherlands]
Program: Sea cruise terminal; terminal building, parking area’s and quay facilities
Site area: ca 25.000m2
Building area: 6.000m2
Design team: Tom van Odijk, David Baars, Paloma Villarmea, María Valeria Félix, Pedro Rocha Maia
Projectmanager Havenbedrijf: Cleo Hupkes-Lenger (Havenbedrijf Rotterdam)
Projectmanager Gemeente Rotterdam: Roel van der Bolt (Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam)
Consultant nautical en harbour infrastructure: Wim Hoebee, Joost de Nooijer (Havenbedrijf Rotterdam)
Consultant real estate: Lenno Pardon (Havenbedrijf Rotterdam)
Consultant traffic & mobility: Warner Beumer (Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam)
City planning: Barbara van den Broek (Stadsontwikkeling Rotterdam)
Environment consultant: Colinda Land (Havenbedrijf Rotterdam)
Visualization: TOMDAVID Architecten