Vincent Callebaut's Ferry Terminal Design Was Inspired by a Manta Ray

 - Jun 14, 2017
References: vincentllebaut.org & designboom
Architect Vincent Callebaut designed a floating ferry terminal for Seoul with "a form that references the hyperbolic geometry of a manta ray." The geometrically pleasing structure will be suspended above the marina, offering a different elevated perspective of the Han River and Yeouido Park.

The design splits the structure into three levels: "floating dikes that protect an enclosed marina from water currents; an upper building, which contains leisure and recreation facilities; and an observation deck with a rooftop orchard." The terminal is lined with photovoltaic panels that allow the structure to produce 100% of its own energy. The manta-ray inspired terminal is set to promote the longevity and re-naturalization of river banks that have been polluted or disregarded by its close proximity to cities.

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