martin lejarraga: cruise terminal extension, cartagena martin lejarraga: cruise terminal extension, cartagena
dec 11, 2012

martin lejarraga: cruise terminal extension, cartagena

‘cruise terminal extension’ by martin lejarraga, cartagena, spainimage © david frutosall images courtesy of martin lejarraga



in the port of cartagena, spain, a cruise terminal extension by spanish architect martin lejarraga gives awaiting passengers an open-air pavilionwith panoramas of the sea. transparent enclosures allow views towards the ocean with connections to the terminal, acting as a door to the city’smonuments including a roman theater, isaac peral submarine, castle, wall and panoramic lift. visitors may stroll, play and enjoy the public spaceunder a protective roof. the top surface serves as a canvas, featuring a mosaic of ceramic tiles with a seabed image which may be viewed from the decks of the docked ships.


beneath the shading canopy, benches wrap the circular rooms to form seating for a classroom, with graphics of schools of fish imprinted on the glass walls.thin pillars define clusters of spaces shielded from the sun including a tourist area and port authority. marquees and temporary elements may be displayed along the esplanade.



pavilion for cruise passengersimage © david frutos



sheltered public spaceimage © david frutos



sea classroomimage © david frutos



thin pillars support a concrete roofimage © david frutos



mosaic roof is viewed from the decks of docked cruise shipsimage © david frutos



view of pavilion from the cruise shipimage © david frutos



view from deckimage © david frutos



side elevationimage © david frutos



at duskimage © david frutos



at nightimage © david frutos



site plan



floor plan / level 0



roof plan



floor plan / level 0



roof plan












plans and elevations of rooms



roof mosaic diagram



concept diagram



project info:



location: cruise terminal, port of cartagenaclient: port authorityarchitect: martin lejarragaarchitectural office: martin lejarragaengineers: juan cebrián, martín jaúreguicollaborators: mar melgarejo, julián lloret, beatriz cascales, javier poveda, claudia montoyastructural engineer: typsageneral constructor: pavasalphotographs: david frutosbuilt-up area: 11.074 m2start of planning: 2011completion: 2012building costs: 1.630.000 EUR

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