Two Acknowledging Terminals

A passenger ship travels back and forth between terminals. When those terminals are produced by the single design project, what would be the design principle between the two? How would they respond to each other? This sea route is connecting the humanmade structure of Kagoshima City and the magnificent nature of Sakurajima active stratovolcano peninsula. So as to optimize values of this dissimilarity, each terminal is designed to represent their destinations through the terminal buildings.

Kagoshima Ferry Terminal

Responding to the transversely expanding peninsula, the design of the Kagoshima Ferry Terminal intends to highlight the horizontal look on its elevation view by adding a 1000mm gap between a slab and ceiling. Moreover, as the building is inspired by a free-form peninsula, the appearance of the typical plan has an irregular hexagon shape. The public and private zones are explicitly separated on the ground and top floors. The middle tier has one inclusive area sustaining an accessible terminal utility. Preparing the terminal for the emergency scenario, sunlit stairs and escalators connect upper floors, and emergency stocks are placed on the lowest and the highest level as resistant to earthquake, tsunami, and midium-sized volcanic eruption.

Sakurajima Ferry Terminal

Kagoshima city consists of abundant cubic buildings so the Sakurajima Ferry Terminal is designed with the composition of regular geometry. The vertical impression of the building elevation is emphasised as responding to high-rise structures in the city.

Project Info

Location: Kagoshima, Japan
Type: Design Study (Ferry Terminal)
Year: 2017
Design Principal: Kenji Hada(Kagoshima Terminal), Machi Hayashida(Sakurajima Terminal)
- Professor Junne Kikata Prize, Kagoshima Unviersity, 2015