Project at
Glance

Client

norwegian cruise line/PortMiami Holdings

architects

Bermello Ajamil & Partners

location

Miami, FL

attributes

Infrastructure, Port/Maritime, LEED Silver

Status

in progress

The new Norwegian Cruise Line terminal at PortMiami draws its inspiration from a nautilus, with its spiraled and multi-level façade, opening up to grand ocean views.  Once complete it will be the new “pearl” of Miami, redefining the landscape of the city’s skyline.

At nearly 166,500 square feet, the terminal at PortMiami will accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and feature new technology to support faster and more efficient embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in.  A dedicated lounge and service area will facilitate a warm and welcoming sense of arrival for large groups and charters, and a new parking garage, and valet parking area with direct access to the terminal and lounge are also scheduled to be completed. Innovative lighting, inviting indoor and outdoor waiting areas and other guest-centric elements will enhance the overall passenger experience. 

The project will be constructed to LEED Silver standards, focusing on innovation in design and terminal operation to create a platform that will optimize energy performance, indoor air quality, water efficiencies and maximize the use of local materials and resources.

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