The Wave

Passenger Terminal for the port of Souda / Crete, Greece

Second Honorable Mention, Architectural Competition

The Wave
We wanted our Passenger Terminal to be an elegant iconic building, one that can be easily transformed to phase B, a building that can accommodate the programme, simple in use and construction and environmentally friendly.
A building so close to the sea.
No wonder our first inspiration was the sea itself and its waves.
Images of the rhythmic repetition of the waves were transformed architecturally to the mild curves of the sloped metal roofs and the gently curved facades. Vertical blinds for protection of the sun, a game between closed and open, between revealing transparency and the silence of a white solid facade, a play between opening up to the view and turning inwards while ‘absorbing’ passengers on the ground floor.
A linear building, with a double height entrance lobby and a clear distinction between Arrivals and Departures, the building carries within the idea of its twin that will complete the Terminal in Phase B. Phase A is, however, already complete: a strong image to be remembered, a terminal to be enjoyed and easily transformed in the inside, while keeping its elegance at the outside.
We place emphasis on the environmental aspect of the Terminal. Vertical blinds on the West façade, and in the 2nd phase on the East, protect from the sun. Renewable sources of energy (geothermal system), natural ventilation and use of natural light as much as possible are some of the provisions taken for a low cost in energy building. The structural system is mixed: concrete for the foundation, floor slabs and columns and metal structure for the wavy roof.


Architectural Design: Rena Sakellaridou

Collaborating Architects: Ν. Apergis, Α. Georgiadis, Ν. Tsompikou, Α. Verteouri, G. Papanikolaou, Ε. Sourlantzi, Μ. Evangelidou, Student: Μ. Lafi

Structural Engineers: PCK, Pagonis-Polychronopoulos-Kinatos Ltd

Mechanical and Electrical Engineers: JEPA, John Papagrigorakis and Associates Ltd

Geotechnical Engineers: Geoconsult Ltd

SPARCH RENA SAKELLARIDOU SPARCH PC / All rights reserved / 2021

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