Ferry Point Elevation of Terminal with San Francisco Skyline / Billy Hustace

Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Infrastructure
Firm Location, United States
Project locationAlameda, California, USA
CompanyMarcy Wong Donn Logan Architects & PLAD (Peter Logan Architecture and Design)
Lead ArchitectKent Royle / Peter Logan
Design TeamARCHITECT: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects with PLAD Peter Logan Architecture & Design MARINE STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: COWI North America Inc. LIGHTING DESIGNER: Horton Lees Brogden LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Groundworks Office ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: The Engineering Enterprise CIVIL ENGINEER: BKF Engineers
ClientCity of Alameda & San Francisco Water Emergency Transportation Authority

Sea Plane Lagoon Ferry Terminal is a civic icon that not only urbanistically but also environmentally enhances the Alameda, CA waterfront. Landside project improvements include part of the San Francisco Bay Trail, a public amenity that circumvents the entire Bay. The terminal design artfully exploits the projection of sea level rise which justifies a dramatic approach of ramps and steps leading to a terminal floor raised above the Bay Trail. The fabric roof creates a translucent medium that transforms the terminal into a luminous beacon at dusk, dawn, and evening.