Estacion Maritima de Algorta/Getxo


Project: Estacion Maritima de Algorta/Getxo
Building Type: Stations
Address: Cruises maritime station, Muelle Arriluze S/N
Zip/City: 48992 Getxo (Bizkaia)
Country: Spain
Completion: from 2016 to 2017


Project: Estacion Maritima de Algorta/Getxo

In the province of Bizkaia in northern Spain lies Bilbao - the

capital of the province and most important industrial city and harbour

of the Basque country. The harbour was mostly used for commercial

purposes during the 19th and 20th century. However, after the completion

of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997, the city became increasingly

attractive for tourists. As a result, the harbour quarter Getxo of

Bilbao was called at by an increasing number of cruise liners. In order

to meet the rising numbers of passengers and luggage, a new passenger

terminal for cruise liners was built in Getxo. The main focus of

Bilbao´s Harbour Authority was to construct a terminal with perfect

efficiency, safety and service. The building consists of two main floors

with a mezzanine floor and comprises a check-in area, a tourist

information point and a waiting area. Two separated areas are set up for

the sending and receiving of luggage. A 169 m flexible gateway provides

passengers direct access to their ships.

Taking its inspiration

from the surroundings, the exterior of the 15 m high building is mainly

characterized by two architonic features: on one hand, the structure of

the support pillars in their "V" shape, which creates a relatio to naval

architecture. Furthermore, a slightly undulating zinc roof creates the

illusion of a slight wave motion. Lindner supplied about 2,000 sqm of

metal hook-on ceilings that support this design, for which they needed

to be custom made with a slight curvature. 


Architect: Ajuriaguerra Tres arquitectura
City: Bilbao
Country: Spain


Client: Autoridad Portuaria de Bilbao
City: Santurtzi
Country: Spain


F0 Metal ceiling
LMD-E - Hook-on/Corridor ceilings 2,000 sqm