Port and Cruise Service Center in KAOHSIUNG


First Prize
Number: 2 , Tenderer: Fei & Cheng Associates/Philip T.C. Fei Nationality: R.O.C.
Joint Tenderer: Reiser+Umemoto RUR Architecture PC/ Jesse Reiser
Nationality: U.S.A.

Second Prize
Number: 3 , Tenderer: Asymptote Architecture/Lise Anne Couture
Nationality: U.S.A.
Joint Tenderer: Artech Architects/Kris Yao Nationality: R.O.C.

Third Prize
Number: 1 , Tenderer: Ricky Liu & Associates Architects+Planners
Nationality: R.O.C.
Joint Tenderer: Takenaka Corporation/Masahiro Morita Nationality: Japan

Honorable Mention-1
Number: 4 , Tenderer: JET Architecture Inc./Edward Kim Nationality: Canada
Joint Tenderer: CXT Architects Inc./Dan Teh Nationality: Canada
Archasia Design Group/Sao-You Hsu Nationality: R.O.C

Honorable Mention-2
Number: 5 , Tenderer: HMC Group Inc. / Raymond Pan Nationality: U.S.A.
Joint Tenderer: HOY Architects & Associates/Charles Hsueh Nationality: R.O.C.

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With a view to create a quality environment in which to serve passengers and clients, the Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau, Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan R.O.C. has formulated a plan for the “Port of Kaohsiung Passenger Transportation District” and the construction of the “Port and Cruise Service Center”. Passenger service facilities and the surrounding environment will be improved, visitors will be provided with more convenient and comfortable facilities, and the offices of various port administrative agencies will be integrated within one area to enhance service quality. Furthermore, the plan will help promote international exchange and boost international as well as domestic tourism. Total Construction Budget is about US$80,000,000.

Category Competition Result / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Two-Stage
Genre Architecture, Transportation
Country Taiwan
Registration Deadline 30 August 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 30 August 2010
Eligibility Licensed Architects

The 6.13-hectare district site includes the area occupied by Piers 18-21 and their backyards in the Lingya commercial port district, POK. The Port and Cruise Service Center will be constructed first on the 2.46-hectare area at Piers 19 & 20 and their backyards to serve, upon completion, passenger vessels moored between Berths 18 to 21. The main spaces consist of vessel transportation management center, offices, conference room, boarding ramp, passenger arrival and departure spaces, integrated service counter and other service spaces.

Forging the improvement of the quality and efficiency of passenger and commerce services with development of tourism industry, we sincerely invite outstanding architects and design teams from all around the world to tailor-make a specialized National Marine Gateway of Taiwan, R.O.C. and help build facilities that will become the locomotive for the transformation of Port of Kaohsiung. We warmly welcome you to enter in this competition!


Hitoshi Abe
Maximiliano Fuksas
Hisao Kohyama
Shengfong Lin
Victor Y. Su
Yuan L. Tsai
Minghung Wang

First prize: Negotiation right of this project
The service fee: NT$ 230,000,000. (about US$7,180,000)

Shortlists: NT$ 1,600,000

Entry Fee

Announcement of the shortlist: 2010/09/03
Announcement of the winners: 2010/12/10

Ministry of Transportation and Communication / Kaohsiung Harbor Bureau

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