Paolo Cucchi Architects from Malaysia has proposed an inventive sustainable plan for the Port of KaohSioung Cruise Center. The intended design with its new icon and fluvial park aims at creating a low-energy enjoyable environment for the passengers, visitors and staff. The sustainable plan envisages a cruise center which lay soaking in the sun in the shape of a bionic marine creature more closely a huge whale washed ashore. The significant watermark is surrounded by a green park, integrated with a flexible schedule of cultural, recreational events that transform the zone from an arrival and departure point into an attractive, destination space.
The cruise center has a fluid design draped in metallic panels embedded with photovoltaic film to generate solar energy. It also features a heating exchange system that uses seawater for heating and cooling the building. This helps preserve the extraordinary landscape and natural biodiversity that distinguishes the island of Taiwan. Inside the building embodies a similar dynamism with flexible volumes for various recreational, commercial and cultural activities that integrate urban fabric with waterfront green arcade.