The Salerno Maritime Terminal is the first project completed by Zaha Hadid Architects since Hadid's death. Inaugurated by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the project took 16 years to complete and bears all the classic design hallmarks of the late and great Iraqi-British architect.
Part of a redevelopment program in the area, the Salerno Maritime Terminal takes the form of a three-story building that stands out for its 20-meter cantilevel as well as its asymmetric, oyster-like shell on top. The project pays heed to Zaha Hadid's usual design language, meaning that curves are an integral part.
Ultimately, the Salerno Maritime Terminal is a moody and beautiful structure that is an appropriate posthumous celebration of Hadid's architectural legacy.