Ferry Landing and Terminal
As a joint effort between the US and the Government of Puerto Rico, we were asked to design a new Ferry Terminal and Ferry Landing Waiting area. The new facilities are located at the end of a 1/2 mile long causeway extending into the Carribean.
Of primary importance was durability in the harsh saltwater environment with open exposures to major ocean storms. The structures were designed as open area waiting areas with sun and wind screens made of the local hollow blocks.
3 buildings in total the project used the same cast in place concrete and Plaster techniques and design that Puerto Rico is famous for.
Capacity: (2) Passenger Ferry (1) Cargo Ferry
350 passenger total
Area: 78,240 SF
Design + Construction: 19 months
Owner: Municipality Vieques, PR
Client: Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Designed to emulate a ship in the form of voids, the open air waiting areas hide from the sun under terraced concrete roofs, and hide from the wind alongside hollow block wind screens, alcoves, and railings. A long solid of bathrooms and services flanks the Ferry landing side with a large vertical "stack" for exhaust and mechanical equipment.