Beautifully designed to reduce its negative impact on the environment, the sustainable cruise terminal can operate outside of cruise season, making the capital more accessible whilst reducing its environmental footprint. A striking feature of the terminal – designed by Salto Architects – is the remarkable use of Kebony, a global leader in the production of sustainable wood, which was selected for the expansive decking and to clad the building’s exterior.
The vast scale of the project allows for the terminal to be used to host events, such as concerts and conferences, accommodating up to 2,000 people. The generous size also means that, even during the peak cruise season, some level of social distancing will be possible if required due to Covid-19.
The new facility is also distinguished by a 850-metre-long promenade, designed to connect the port’s ten million plus passengers each year to the new leisure areas. Featuring tiered outdoor seating, visitors can enjoy the scenic ocean views at the highest point of the terminal.
Nina Landbø, International Sales Manager commented: “We are delighted that Kebony was chosen for the exterior cladding and decking of this flagship cruise terminal in Estonia, and hope it can be used to inspire the development of many more sustainable projects for the cruise-ship industry worldwide.”