The Port of Busan announces a new operation for its North Port project

 Port city interface 

The North Port Development Project was launched in 2008. It concerns a vast swathe of waterfront, which the Port wants to turn into a world-class maritime and urban tourist centre. There are plans for a business district, a multi-use port district focused on passenger-based activities, cultural and leisure districts, and a residential area. The project is currently on display in the international passenger terminal, which also overlooks this North sector of the port. The Port’s current headquarters will be converted into a cruise terminal. The port is also looking at the feasibility of a new HQ, which would be housed in a smart building in the North sector, accompanying the port on its path to innovation.

North Port Redevelopment ; North Port Redevelopment Exhibition Hall ; New Office Building

The winning project for Cartagena waterfront (Spain)

 Port city interface 

Eleven teams submitted bids in response to the tender process organised by the Port, as reported last July. The aim was to come up with new uses and to integrate the Alfonso XII dock into the surrounding landscape more effectively. The winning project, named “La Ventana del Puerto”, includes a strong cultural component with the creation of exhibition spaces, including one close to the cruise terminal, and plans to showcase existing cultural installations and amenities. It will also create a multi-purposes public space equipped with mobile pergolas, gardens and play areas for children. Priority is given to pedestrians and cyclists, with a new underground route for vehicles. The three shortlisted proposals will be displayed at the port authority headquarters.

La verdad (+ images) ; Cartagena de Hoy (+ images) ; Murcia Economia

Three projects in contention for a new art gallery on the Halifax waterfront (Canada)

 Port city interface 

The international competition was aimed at designing a new Novascotian art gallery, along with public spaces for the waterfront precinct which is to be turned into an “arts district”. The projects shortlisted are currently being presented for public feedback until the end of October.

World Architecture (+ images, plans) ; Design Competition for the new waterfront arts district (public feedback)

Project finally chosen for piers 30-32 in San Francisco (USA)

 Port city interface 

Since the 2000s, a host of different projects have been announced for the site, including a cruise terminal combined with a hotel and residential units, an arena for the Golden State Warriors, or Georges Lucas’ cultural museum. The Port of San Francisco invited new proposals in February, and has now selected the project put forward by developers Strada TCC Partners and Trammell Crow. The plan includes 850 homes (a quarter of which will be affordable), a floating pool, and new public spaces.

MSN ; San Francisco Examiner