The Wave

Passenger Terminal for the port of Souda / Crete, Greece

Second Honorable Mention, Architectural Competition
Surface: 1.600 sqm
The brief asked for a Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal.
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.
Vertical blinds on the West façade 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 / 2023

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