Project Description from Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (NMDA):
The project site consists of a new cruise ship port terminal, a 250 meter long, three level building that will accommodate the largest ships in Asia; a 53,000 square meter Harbor Authority office complex; parking for 1000 cars; and a third phase 23,000 square meter speculative office building.
The total budget for the new complex, which will cover 120,780 square meters, has been set at NT$6.2 billion (US$211.5 million). The project will break ground next year. Construction of the three-floor terminal is expected to be completed in 2015, while work on the complex's office building is expected to come to a conclusion in 2017.
The Port of Keelung office and the city’s Mayor Tong-Rong Chang have expressed optimism that the new building will become a landmark of the port city.
Project title: New Keelung Harbor Service Building
Location: Keelung, Taiwan
Status: First Prize, International Competition, September 2012
Client: Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Budget: NT$6.2 billion (US$211.5 million)
Size: 120,780 square meters
Ground breaking: 2013
Completion: terminal (2015), office building (2017)
Architects: Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. (Los Angeles) and Fei and Cheng Associates (Taiwan)
Consultants: Thornton Tomasetti (Los Angeles) and ARUP (Hong Kong).