Located at Marina South, the Marina Bay Cruise Centre is designed as the forerunner of a vibrant and exciting waterfront architecture. It commands a prominent waterfront location with the downtown Singapore skyline as its backdrop. Its interior has a clear and functional layout to ensure smooth and seamless passenger service whilst the exterior adopts a nautical theme with the motif of waves breaking into shore.
The Marina Bay Cruise Centre (MBCC) design is a collaboration between RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd (RSP) and Bermello, Ajamil & Partners (BA). The architecture adopts a nautical theme as a natural complement to the terminal’s function and setting. The main motif is that of waves breaking onto shore. The roofscape interprets waves as a series of undulating roof forms which provides the visual interest from afar. Appearing as low rolling waves from a distance, the waves become more apparent and distinct in height and form as the ship approaches and eventually berths. Alternating panels of aluminium and glass running the length of the side elevation mimic foam and bubble patterns created by breaking waves.
Awards & Recognition
2010 – Design Competition Winner
2012 - Steel Design Awards – Merit
2012 - BCA Green Mark Award – Gold