Miami,  FL 
United States
  • Booth: 1509

Headquartered in Miami, the cruise capital of the world, Arquitectonica excels in port and waterfront design, and has completed hundreds of waterfront projects around the world. The firm designed Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal No. 8 for Disney Cruise Lines, Virgin Voyages Flagship Terminal V at PortMiami and MSC Cruises newest terminal in Miami, which will be the largest cruise terminal in North America. Internationally, Arquitectonica designed the Cruise Port of Xiamen, and the Shanghai Shipyards Redevelopment.

Arquitectonica’s portfolio includes ports, destinations and waterfront projects throughout the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Caribbean. The firm has been involved with master planning for major international ports, marinas as well as private islands and other waterfront developments.

From our perspective, it is critically important for the firm crafting the master plan to have architects who also understand the market forces and operations of the buildings intended to be built there, so the master plan is designed within a framework of achievable economic returns as the buildings are phased into the implementation of the plan.

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  • MIAMI – March 28, 2023 – First time Seatrade Cruise Global exhibitor, Arquitectonica, looks to make a splash at this year’s conference and exhibition in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

    A veteran in the cruise industry since the 1990’s, with the completion of the Disney Cruise Line Terminal at Port Canaveral, the firm has stayed active in the development of port and waterway master planning, terminal design and resort and travel destination developments around the world.

    “Seatrade is an opportunity for us to continue our momentum in the cruise travel industry by expanding our reach and connecting with the decision makers at the cruise lines and port authorities,” says Timothy Reedy, Arquitectonica’s Chief Executive Officer.

    Ports are a place of connection to the world beyond and this is always top of mind when Arquitectonica crafts its master plans and architectural designs to create memorable places travelers are visiting. Now with three cruise terminals in Florida, including the two newest terminals at PortMiami for Virgin Voyages and MSC Cruises, the firm continues to spread its footprint on ports globally and is working with the Xiamen Port Authority on the port’s 5.9 million square foot mixed-use, master planned development that is a destination unto itself.

    “When designing cruise terminals, we not only take into account the location, but also the cruise line’s brand and its passengers in order to deliver the bespoke experience and expectations the cruise lines are known for,” says Bernardo Fort-Brescia, Principal for Arquitectonica.

    Currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2024, the Cruise Port of Xiamen is an example that showcases Arquitectonica’s strength in waterfront development and mixed-use design. The Cruise Port’s design includes 538,000 SF of cruise terminals capable of berthing 3 cruise ships simultaneously, 800,000 SF of hotels, over a million square feet of offices, and 790,000 SF of entertainment venues and attractions. With more than 75 waterfront resort, travel, residential and commercial projects, the firm is a clear leader in creating landmark waterfront destinations.

    Other travel destination planning projects include a private island in the Caribbean, natural and man-made islands including Lulu Island and Al Jubail Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi to redevelopments of historical ports and waterways including the Shanghai Shipyards Site along the Huangpu River.

    Headquartered in Miami, Fla., Arquitectonica’s network of 10 offices throughout North and South Americas, Europe and Asia helps the firm deliver projects globally.

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