Bintan Island, Indonesia
As part of the Treasure Bay Bintan Development, the Port Terminal located on the front line of the seashore marks the visitor’s first encounter to the entire development compound. It serves as a visual reference for the guests approaching from the sea as well as a first arrival experience as they have reached the place.
The floor of the port terminal is practically on one level serving the programmatic logistic of the traveler’s horizontal flow. The space of the high main hall punctures through the building greeting the approaching visitor on the road side and opens up to an impressive ocean front on the shore side. The crystallized faceted skin wraps the entire building perimeter as the negative space of the crystallized cavern cut through. The pristine white structure marks its present on the shoreline during the day and becomes a glowing lantern on the seascape as the night falls.