The contract includes a 3-storey terminal building with a net area around 4000 sqm, pedestrian promenade area at the pier, children’s playground and parking spaces.
The multifunctional and environmentally friendly cruise terminal will be built in the Old City Harbor in the immediate vicinity of existing cruise liners. Both the interior and exterior architecture have focused on the best environmental performance of materials and equipment. The building will be heated by sea heating where the energy is drawn from the seawater collector. Energy will also be drawn from solar panels.
Outside the cruise season, the building, which can accommodate up to 2,000 people, is used for events, concerts or conferences.
The technical design of the terminal building is based on a study that explored how to implement energy efficient, ecological and sustainable solutions in the new building that would suit the Nordic climate and would allow the building to be operated outside the cruise season. The study was supported by the European Union funding for the Green Cruise Port project implemented under the Interreg Baltic Sea Program. The project aims for sustainable cruising in the Baltic Sea Region.