Tallinn opens eco-friendly cruise terminal

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A new 850-mtr-long promenade runs alongside the new cruise terminal
The Port of Tallinn has opened a new cruise terminal built from sustainable wood and added an 850-mtr-long promenade.

New cruise terminal

Tallinn’s new cruise terminal can accommodate up to 2,000 people and was designed by Salto Architects, which chose Kebony for the facility’s expansive decking and cladding.

Produced sustainably and requiring little to no maintenance, Kebony develops a unique silver-grey patina over time and was selected with the intention of complimenting the shades of the surrounding sea. Commented Nina Landbø, international sales manager, Kebony: ‘We are delighted that Kebony was chosen for the exterior cladding and decking of this flagship cruise terminal in Estonia and hope it can be used to inspire the development of many more sustainable projects for the cruise ship industry worldwide.’

The terminal will also be used for hosting events, such as concerts and conferences, throughout the year.

Promenade

The new facility sits alongside a new 850-metre-long promenade, designed to connect the port’s annual 10m plus passengers to the capital’s new leisure areas. It features tiered outdoor seating that reaches the same height as the terminal from where visitors can look out over the ocean.

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