West Terminal 2

西港2号码头建设旨在满足赫尔辛基-塔林航线日益增长的轮渡交通需求。自2017年建成以来,荣获多项国际大奖,如Architizer A +奖,密斯·凡·德·罗奖提名等。室内灯光设计更是项目亮点,荣获芬兰照明奖-室内照明奖。


West Terminal 2 was built to meet the needs of the growing ferry traffic on the Helsinki-Tallinn route. Since its completion in 2017, it has won many international awards, such as Architizer A+ Awards,Mies van der Rohe Award nomination and etc.  The interior lighting design is the highlight of the project and won the Finnish Lighting Award-Interior Lighting Award.

























Tuomas Silvennoinen(主创设计师); Pekka Mäkelä (项目经理) ; Emmanuel Lopes(建筑师), Hanna Eskelinen(建筑师) 



建筑摄影:Marc Goodwin,Kari Palsila

制造商:Schindler, Novelis

承包商:YIT Rakennus Oy 

结构设计:SwecoRakennetekniikka Oy 

开发顾问:Viator Oy,Indepro Oy 

HVAC:Ramboll Finland Oy

照明电气设计:Granlund Oy 

钢框架和玻璃外墙设计:Normek Oy 

木材供应:Inlook Oy 

设备供应:Betonimestarit Oy 

混凝土供应:Rudus Oy


2020年,Architizer A +奖,交通项目室内设计,评审团大奖




2017年,WAF世界建筑节奖 入围






PES-Architects’ West Terminal 2 (Länsiterminaali 2), completed in February 2017, is situated in Helsinki's West Harbour on a narrow plot of reclaimed land at the southern tip of the new Jätkäsaari neighborhood, a former freight port area.

The new terminal was built to meet the needs of the growing ferry traffic on the Helsinki-Tallinn route. The goal was to enable faster embarkation and disembarkation of passengers and reduce the turnaround times of ferries in port to just one hour. The terminal will serve the majority of the 6-7 million passengers traveling between Helsinki and Tallinn via West Harbour each year.

The terminal building is located between two quays to make the most of the relatively small plot. As most of the dock area is required for the vehicles queuing to board the ferries, the ground level was designed to be as compact as possible. The second-level departure lounge was raised 10 meters off the ground, allowing traffic to flow smoothly under the building. The central, raised location of the lounge also minimises passengers’ walking distances along the corridors and bridges to the ships on either side of the terminal.

The ground floor is mainly a pass-through area with separate exit and entrance lobbies. Passengers enter the terminal through a check-in area with glass walls 15 meters high and then quickly progress to the departure lounge on escalators and lifts.

The departure lounge is a spacious, hangar-like space with a restaurant, café, and seating. High glass walls open to a sweeping view of the sea and incoming and departing ships. The view can be enjoyed from the oak counter running along the full width of the window wall or, in summer, from the seaside terrace. The expansive wooden ceiling, made from heat-treated pine slats, rises up to a height of nine meters. Lighting, ventilation, and sprinklers are integrated discretely into the ceiling. From the middle, the ceiling slopes down towards the sides, directing passengers to the boarding bridges. Glass surfaces and lighting solutions play an important role in keeping the passenger route clear and safe. The departing and arriving passenger flows are separated, with arriving passengers being guided directly onto escalators and out of the terminal through customs on the ground floor. The geometry of the terminal frame is complex, particularly the roof that curves bi-directionally from the ridge. This was implemented with a steel frame structure.

In addition to the requirement for efficiency, the design aimed at a high standard of elegance, quality, and comfort. The terminal is a significant public building in the developing urban environment of Jätkäsaari. Materials were chosen for wear resistance so as to retain their attractiveness throughout the lifespan of the building, at least for the next hundred years.

From outside, the sleek, flowing lines of the building resemble a sea creature washed ashore, with glass, concrete and sea aluminum facades that gleam in the sun. Near the main entrance, the pine boards of the facade commemorate the time when ships were still made of wood.


Project Name: West Terminal 2

Project Time:2017

Project Status: Completed

Project Size: 12,900 m2

Project Program: Transportation 

Project Client: Port of Helsinki 

Project Location: Tyynenmerenkatu 14, Helsinki, Finland

Designer Team: PES-Architects

Tuomas Silvennoinen (Chief Designer); Pekka Mäkelä (Project Manager) ; Emmanuel Lopes(Architect), Hanna Eskelinen(Architect) 


Project Partner:

Photographs: Marc Goodwin, Kari Palsila

Manufacturers: Schindler, Novelis

Main Contractor: YITRakennus Oy 

Structural Design: SwecoRakennetekniikka Oy 

Developer Consultant: Viator Oy, Indepro Oy

HVAC: Ramboll Finland Oy 

Lighting and Electrical Design: Granlund Oy 

Steel Frame and Glass Facades: Normek Oy 

Wood Supplier: Inlook Oy 

Element Supplier: Betonimestarit Oy 

Steel Frame and Glass Facades: Normek Oy 


Project Awards:

2020  Architizer A+ Awards, transport interiors, Jury Awards

2019  Mies van der Rohe Award nomination

2019  Germany Design Award

2018  Germany ICONIC Award, Innovative Architecture Winner award

2017  WAF Award, Nominated

2017  Finnish Steel Structure Award

2017  Finnish Lighting Award, interior lighting design

2017  Finnish Rose for Building Award nominee

2017  Accessibility Award, City of Helsinki