A second handling centre for cruise passengers and their luggage is currently being built at Ostseekai Cruise Shipping Terminal in Kiel.
Artist’s impressions of the new building when complete were made public for the first time at the world’s leading trade fair for travel industry, ITB Berlin.
In particular, the new terminal makes it possible to balance individual operational processes. Previously, 2 ships were handled by a single terminal at Ostseekai Terminal, while in future every vessel will have its own handling terminal.
Building work is due to begin in August 2018. Completion and operation follow next spring at the start of 2019 cruise season. The Port of Kiel is investing around EUR 7.5 million in the expansion of the terminal.
Planned is a 3,700m2 two-storey terminal building that is designed by the Hamburg-based company einszueins Architekten BDA.
The new structure will be constructed as integrated northern extension of port's existing terminal building featuring connections on both levels. The frontage of the new building picks up on existing surroundings and boasts transparency afforded by huge glass surfaces. The two buildings make a V-shaped reception area for visitors. From here cruisers can enter the terminal itself while arriving visitors are led up an outside flight of stairs to a viewing terrace.