The “Isonzo 2” Cruise Ship Terminal inaugurated in Venice
The passenger terminal “Isonzo 2” built for state-of-the-art cruise ships was inaugurated in Venice on Wednesday July 13th 2011. Presiding the ceremony were Mr. Paolo Costa, president of the Venice Port Authority, Ms. Francesca Zaccariotto, president of the Province of Venice and other authorities.
The new cruise terminal was built in just 18 months with a total investment of 12 million Euros and is designed to deal with the transit of over 600,000 passengers/year.
The building, designed by architect Mara Ave, faces the lagoon and was conceived with the utmost attention to spaces, consisting of over 14,000 square metres on 2 levels, including a belvedere terrace, a duty free shop, a restaurant and 2 VIP lounges.
The guidelines of the project were essentially determined by the need to reduce environmental impact to the minimum and to consent organized and safe disembarkation from the ships. Mullion mounted façades and corten steel transoms were used in order to illuminate large windows, as well as window and door frames for the entrances, made with EBE 65 thermal break profiles, also in corten steel.
The use of corten is particularly suitable for the marine environment and the Secco Sistemi systems used have a particular quality of solidity and strength required in areas of high density transit of users.
Venice is the third tourist port designed with this structure in the Mediterranean area and the first port in the Adriatic sea.