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The aficionados of architect Zaha Hadid flock to this curvaceous structure with its hard, asymmetric concrete shell was built with the Southern Italian Campania region’s hot sun in mind. Built to resemble – abstractly – an oyster, the terminal shelters its visitors as well as acting as a thoroughfare for ferry and cruise ships, a striking architectural resting place for those coming from, and destined for, far away.
Illuminated at night, the Salerno Maritime Terminal also acts as a beacon for the area. As a transition between land and the sea, the structure, which itself looks both solid and liquid, is the perfect metaphor for its functional and aesthetic purposes.
Offering views of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Salerna and the Cilento Coast, this is more than just a place to be in transit – it’s a piece of Zaha Hadid’s architectural legacy, with awe-inspiring vistas to boot.