Port of Kiel to Expand Cruise Passenger Capacities

By ,   November 29, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

The building construction of the 2nd Ostseekai terminal building for cruise guests is about to start. Kiel’s Lord Mayor Dr Ulf Kampfer, Port of Kiel Managing Director Dr Dirk Claus, Town Councillor for Urban Development Doris Grondke, the architects Christoph Roselius and Ralf Dieter Ladwig laid the foundation for the new building on November 27.

Up to now, a couple of cruise ships were handled at one Ostseekai terminal, but in the future there is going to be a dedicated building for each vessel.

The 2-storey building of 3,700 m2 was designed by “Terminalgebäude Liegeplatz 28 GbR” consortium, consisting of Architekten Hillenkamp & Roselius and Architect’s Office Ladwig. 

Kiel-Ostseekai cruise terminal

The new building's facade takes up existing features. Its transparency will be captivating because of its large glass surface. Both buildings form a V-shaped site of reception for arriving passengers. From here, vacationers can enter the terminal and mount the outside staircase to the vast panorama terrace.

The 2nd terminal is going to be constructed at the northern side of the existing building, forming an ensemble with the latter. The new building's functional features are adapted from the existing one. Luggage handling is on the ground floor, while the top floor is for the check-in processes and passengers. A gangway leads passengers directly onboard.