Winner Professor Neil Denari


Neil M. Denari Architects, Keelung Port, aerial-view-from-the-North, 2012

September 15, 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects, Inc. was awarded First Prize in an international design competition by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation for Keelung Port's new terminal complex (Keelung, Taiwan). The joint design submitted by Los Angeles-based NMDA and Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates beat out 31 entries from 12 countries.  Other consultants include Thornton Tomasetti (Los Angeles) and ARUP (Hong Kong).
Aerial view from the Northeast
View of Entrance to public plaza and Office Complex
View of 11th floor exterior garden
The project site consists of a new cruise ship port terminal, a 250 meter long, three level building that will accommodate the largest ships in Asia; a 53,000 square meter Harbor Authority office complex; parking for 1000 cars; and a third phase 23,000 square meter speculative office building.
The total budget for the new complex, which will cover 120,780 square meters, has been set at NT$6.2 billion (US$211.5 million).  The project will break ground next year.  Construction of the three-floor terminal is expected to be completed in 2015, while work on the complex's office building is expected to come to a conclusion in 2017.
The Port of Keelung office and the city’s Mayor Tong-Rong Chang have expressed optimism that the new building will become a landmark of the port city.


View of west elevation of office complex

View of terminal entrance