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The project aims for a modern terminal building where shipping companies using the facilities would gain synergies from shared facilities and passengers comfortable and safe customer and transit facilities. Space synergy is sought e.g., common waiting areas and ticketing areas. Terminal facilities must be flexible according to future needs.

The invitational architect competition

The Port of Turku is organizing a two-stage architectural competition to select the main and architectural designer for the new passenger terminal.

The purpose of the competition is to replace the existing terminal buildings of Viking Line and Tallink Silja with a new joint terminal and to design a high-quality terminal building with excellent functionality. The aim of the Ferry Terminal Turku project is to achieve cost benefits and operational efficiency in vessel traffic with the latest solutions.

Schedule of architectural competition and terminal

Architectural competition

Competition started November 10, 2021
Competition seminar for selected offices December 14, 2021
Phase 1 – Submission February 11, 2022
Phase 2 – Submission April 22, 2022
Evaluation of competition entries End of April, 2022
Selection of the winner Beginning of May, 2022
Contract period starts May, 2022

Design of terminal

Special design competition March 15, 2022
Selection of special designers May 2, 2022
Start of planning August 1, 2022
Plan final December 16, 2022
Building permit August 1, 2022–June 30, 2023

Construction of terminal

Construction period January 2, 2024–December 30, 2025
Implementation of the terminal January 1–February 27, 2026

Erik Söderholm

Managing Director

+358 50 5533 100

Markku Alahäme

Technical Director

+358 50 5533 109