NORWEGIAN Cruise Line’s state-of-the-art terminal in the Port of Miami opened its doors back in 2021, but many who have stepped inside may not know that it holds a special design secret.
The terminal has gone green after becoming the first terminal to be awarded the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) ranking.
A LEED certification is not an easy task, the green building ranking is considered one of the highest achievements in terms of sustainable design.
“We are proud to be recognized as a leader in sustainable construction with the LEED Gold certification of our incredible new PortMiami Terminal B,” said Frank Del Rio, CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings.
According to Travel Pulse, the terminal was designed to perform at least 38 percent better than the average building.
Local materials and resources have been used to create a platform that optimizes energy performance and uses water efficiently.
In addition, the safety of endangered wild animals, such as e.g. B. local manatees, by implementing protective measures against the discharge of pollution.
By autumn 2023, the project should also have shore power capacities and supply ships with electricity from a shore-based source.
Such features are even more impressive considering the terminal’s significant size of 188,000 square feet.
The terminal will have the capacity to accommodate ships that can carry up to 5,000 people.
The new terminal has been dubbed the “Pearl of Miami” for its unique features and ocean-adaptable design.
Five million passengers pass through the Port of Miami each year, making it the cruise capital of the world.
Miami prides itself on driving forward-thinking infrastructure, and architects Bermello Ajamil & Partners are certainly pleased with the results of their amazing terminal project.