DFDS Ferry Terminal
This is a ferry passenger terminal for routes to Oslo, Norway, Gdansk and Poland. It can handle 3 ferries, 2000 passengers and 400 cars, or 130 trucks. The building is a long glass-clad tube, with 2 stories, raised from the ground on heavy pillars in black concrete. The glass elements have a varied transparency and give the indoor a significant lightweight character. The new facility is designed to integrate all passenger-related activities in one long building. At many ferry terminals, passengers have to buy their ticket at a ticket center and then walk down ramps and long corridors to get to the ship. Visiting this facility is kind of a strange happening, when large groups of travelers walk from one way to the other, either leaving or arriving. The waiting areas are simply a broadened part of the corridor. The movement, lining up and waiting happens in the same stretched space. At the exterior they are clearly visible as protruding boxes and have a distinct alu-clad façade.