The Port of Turku was organizing a two-stage architectural competition to select the main and architectural designer for the new passenger terminal.
The purpose of the competition was 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.
The winner of the architectural competition organised for selecting the principal and architectural designer for the Port of Turku’s new passenger terminal is the proposal named ORIGAMI. All proposals were handled anonymously during the competition, and the winning proposal was designed by PES-Architects Ltd.
The jury thought that ORIGAMI matched best the goals set for the terminal. The exceptional and expressive architecture of ORIGAMI pleased the jury. People often go on a cruise to take a break from the daily grind, and the appearance of the terminal building sets the passengers in the right mood for a sea voyage. The proposal has flamboyance and movement. The architecture is based on oblique triangular surfaces; play with steel, glass and aluminium. The shape has maritime symbolism associated with the skin of salmon and steel ship, although ORIGAMI as a name refers to a different world, but the metaphor of a Japanese paper sculpture is charming.
Read more about the course of the competition and the reviews of the competition entries:
|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||May 24, 2022|
|Contract period starts||May, 2022|
|Special design competition||March 15, 2022|
|Selection of special designers||September 16, 2022|
|Start of planning||Ocotober 1, 2022|
|Plan final||June 30, 2023|
|Building permit||August 1, 2023–June 30, 2024|
|Construction period||January 2, 2025–December 30, 2026|
|Implementation of the terminal||January 1–February 27, 2027|