The city of Seville in Spain, receives thousands of tourists every day, and a lot of them usually arrive by boat, across the river Guadalquivir. The city, with an increasing rate of tourists, has seen increased its logistical needs for this. So Sevilla is in need of a maritime terminal in the Guadalquivir River, in order to manage easily the large number of daily tourists.
Other aspects that were important for building the new terminal were its scalability and speed when installed. So easily was born the idea of using shipping containers, by the firms “Hombre de piedra” and “Buró4”, which due to its architectural properties and also maritime origin, seemed the ideal element to create this complex.
Passive bioclimatic strategies were used to ensure the comfort of all the users of the maritime terminal. High ceilings in the interior and a white ceramic paint, protect the building from the high temperatures of the city.
The project is created with 23 high shipping containers, aligned and stacked on the quay of the river. Inside all the walls have been removed to maximize the usable space. The modules were created in just 45-30 days off the site, and then installed on the pier in only 14 days.