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International Cruise Terminal for London

Part 2 Project 2006
Andrew Taylor
University of East London London | UK
This project explores the theme of temporality and how the building operates both as a public civic building for the local community and as a private cruise terminal for passengers.

The use of non-orthogonal geometries tries to challenge the traditional infrastructural building type that are usually associated with prefabricated large open shed structures that follow the modernist idea of universal homogenous space.

The geometry of the building connects river with city. Cuts in the building fabric provide orientational views leading the cruise passenger and the citizen and directly impact the journey through the terminal.

Andrew Taylor

Unit 9 has extended its exploration into mobility and transit through engaging with the International Cruise Ship Terminal typology. International tourism meets the local fabric of London.

The Port of London Authority aims to increase the capacity of cruise ships arriving to the centre of London from currently 30-40 up to 120 ships for the 2012 London-Olympics.

Andrew developed non-orthogonal geometries that organized the terminals internal and external spaces to create an urban focus for the future North Greenwich Peninsular settlements.

Using scripted algorithms and CAM techniques Andrew initiated a process of digital construction and exploratory modeling leading to physical structures.

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