Client: Port Everglades Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida Size of Project: Construction Cost: $70 Million Completion date: 2018 Unique Features:
Terminal 25 was designed by BA to complement the sophistication of the terminal’s new resident ship and subsequent newbuilds – Celebrity Edge. The facility features cutting-edge technology, an iconic grand atrium and interior passenger lounge area design providing for the ultimate in passenger experience, while streamlining operations. LEED certified, Terminal 25 replaced two smaller, outdated buildings and provides an improved ground transportation area with direct access to a separate baggage processing facility, intuitive passenger flow initiatives allowing for movement from curb to ship in less than 10 minutes, conveyor fed scanning and baggage processing, passenger breezeway connected to new loading bridges, technologically efficient baggage collection areas and a VIP facility that is the essence of modern luxury with direct access via elevator from the lobby to lounge to vessel.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Inspection facilities featuring facial scanning and expedited debarkation processing were developed within the terminal with secondary support infrastructure at a centralized location. The design team focused on the guest arrivals and departures experience, from a functional service and design perspective. This facility like many others designed and delivered by BA was fast-tracked to meet new build and inaugural vessel delivery.
Luis Ajamil and Willy Bermello forged a visionary plan to lead BA into a prominent global, interdisciplinary firm providing Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Services. BA focused on several key markets with Maritime being one of the core components of the firm.