This post is about different port cities around the world , giving some insights about these cities.

OSLO, NORWAY 

Current vision of Urban plan

  • the ferry and cruise activity remains in the heart of the city.
  • port activities being relocated close to the city center and concentrated in the south port zone.
  • 50 hectares of the land freed up for urban use.

all this would happen with respect of keeping the soul of each and every district.

 Bjovirka

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it is internationally identified as a cultural district, it is the home of the iconic Opera house designed by Snohetta. Also the Munch Museum which is expected to open its doors next to the Opera house soon.

Vippetangen

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It has port activities including, Cruise quays and International ferry terminal.

In the future, new public attractions, commercial spaces, restaurants and shops will be added.

Also a new Harbour that will link the passenger to the city center and the developed area around the Opera house.

Filipstad

It has a ferry terminal. But due to the increase of passenger traffic; as it has increased 40%, new quays for the public will be built to ease the flow between the water and the land. As the number of passengers increase, it’s expected the growth in the passenger transport; so the quays will be prepared to accommodate largeships.On the other hand there shall be large city park, beaches, sea water pools and a tall iconic building that defines the place as it was mentioned before that each place should have its own identity.

The plan is

  • On the western part, a modern efficient ferry terminal.
  • On the eastern part , central business district.
  • In the middle a residential area.

TANGIER , MOROCCO

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Due to Tangier’s strategic location; 14km far from Spain, 3 days away from Rotterdam ..ect. It is also the gate way from the Atlantic Ocean to the mediterranean sea. It’s located in the strait of Gibraltour.It connects 160 ports all over the world, as a result it is considered to be the 2nd  busiest route in the world and it controls 20% of the world’s traffic.

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In March 2011 the project of reconversion of the port started and ended in 2016. This project is called ( Metropolis Tangier ).

The project seeks to make the city a fagship destination for cruising and yachting tourism.

two ports were added, a port for yachts and cruises while the other was for the fisher men. Moreover the port will have several major facilities for the wold’s largest ships, expected to bring 300,000 tourists in 2016 and 750,000 in 2020 to Morocco. This project helped provide new job opportunities.

Over 700,000 ships , 8 million containers and about a million cars are being shipped per year .

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Livorno, Italy

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In 2015 a port center opened its doors in the port city of Livorno, aiming towards a better social integration of the port. What makes this port center different from any other it that; it’s located inside a Castle, Fortezza Vecchia, which was built in the 16 thcentury just in front to the water. Visitors can see the port from inside.

A conference was held in the port center to solve and discuss the possibility of having a new port. Also to explain the port and the development projects.

Lisbon , Portugal

Lisbon’s East River Park encouraged the questioning of three meaningful ideas in the city’s tradition of public space: the idea of park; the idea of waterfront; and the idea of Lisbon’s East District.

From this investigation, we appreciated the great potential behind the creation of a park as mediation between land and water, with diffuse and defined boundaries. Another idea with great potential was the design of a waterfront park in close dialogue with the river Tagus. And finally, there was the strategic value of a park as a landscape system, which embraces the historic city on the West with the new urban fabric to the East.

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Cape town, South Africa

The redevelopment of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred waterfront is one of those well-known examples frequently mentioned in port-city literature, in the same way as Sydney’s Darling or the Inner Harbour in Baltimore. It is an ambitious project, aimed at giving the port greater visibility and highlighting the site as a valuable asset: a working waterfront where urban functions co-exist side by side with ship repair activities, recreational boating and fishing.

The project entered a new phase in October 2013 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and Port, as participants in the Post Conference organised by AIVP in Cape Town in November 2014 will be aware

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Zadar, Croatia

Since its establishment in 1997, the port of Zadar Authority has been working on development of the port infrastructure .The project is the relocation of the ferry terminal located in the center of the historical heart of Zadar and the construction of the new ferry port on another location with an excellent access to the high way, they were trying to attract residents to the sea they create a kind of beach by doing some steps and seating’s  that people can enjoy the sea and the view

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