Thursday, June 14, 2012

Slobodan Maldini: Yokohama Maritime Club 大さん橋

Ōsanbashi Pier (大さん橋) is the main international pier at the Port of Yokohama, located in Naka Ward, Yokohama, Japan. Ōsanbashi is the oldest pier in Yokohama, originally constructed between 1889 and 1896. To meet modern demands, Ōsanbashi was reconstructed between 1987 and 2002. The newly reconstructed passenger terminal is named the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal, designed by Foreign Office Architects. It can accommodate up to four 30,000-ton class ships or two 70,000-ton class ships at the same time. The departure/arrival lobby, ticketing booth, customs, immigration, shops and cafe are all on the 2nd floor of this terminal. There is limited parking on the 1st floor, and an observation deck open to the public, on the rooftop. In 2012 Maldini architects made a project for a new addition building, the Yokohama Maritime Club, set in the heart of Japanese naval tradition and synonymous with naval excellence. Maritime club is the perfect venue for overnight stays, holiday breaks, business meetings and a wide range of banqueting facilities. The Club is home to 400 bedrooms and suites, guests can make use of the health club and spa facility.

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