We comprehend that this terminal is the gateway for people to interact between China and Taiwan and our aim is to propose suitable architecture for this international location. This terminal will become not only a point of cultural interaction but also an Interchange for distribution. It will also function as an interacting space for local residents of Kinmen. By proposing this gateway for Kinmen as an international interactive landmark, we aim for the city to develop even further.
The port terminal is a space of flow for people from arrivals and departures. To express this flow, we employ this dynamic streamlined design. The volume of the building is mainly divided into two tubes allocated for the two key functions, departure and arrival. In order to make the building become a landmark of interaction, the two tubes cross at the center and create an iconic X form. On the exterior, the intersection point is centered to the park avenue on the south side, thus emphasizing the center of the city.
The overlap of the two internal tube spaces result in a large intersecting volume where all forms of interaction occurs.Location: Kinmen, Fujian, Taiwan, Republic of China
Architect: Hoshino Architects INC.