AIVP Recommendation

Passenger terminals may be constructed entirely from scratch or created by redeveloping existing port buildings that were previously used for other purposes. However, where there is a choice of different sites available, priority will be given to that which offers the best access to the city centre: distance, safe pedestrian paths, landscaping, etc. The quality of links between passenger terminals and the city is crucial for promoting tourism and generating added value.

Yokohama (Japan)

The Osanbashi international passenger terminal, which opened in 2002, was designed by Foreign Office Architects (FOA) as a key component of Yokohama’s urban fabric. The second floor of the building houses shops, cafés and restaurants, but the terminal also now


Montreal (Canada)

On 3 June 2018, the Port of Montréal formally opened the Grand Quai, a new space housing a new cruise terminal built on the former Alexandra pier in the Old Port. Its main purpose now is to receive cruise passengers, but there was also a desire to open the site up for the local population.


Lisbon (Portugal)

In 2010, a project put forward by architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça was selected for the new cruise terminal in Lisbon. The project drew unanimous praise for the way in which it proposed to integrate the terminal into the city.