The main thrust of architectural planning for international cruise ship terminal is intended to bring about environmental change which permits important economic activity to occur, and which improves opportunities for development of the cruise terminal area.
Cruise ship terminal project has certain specific requirement. The most fundamental is a cruise terminal location, where enough quay space would be provided, and where adequate services and activities which facilitate and complement the main activity can be located.
The study of Architectural plan for international cruise ship terminal indicates an important need for the regeneration and re-use of pier 1,2 areas, buildings and spaces at pusan port.
The pier 1,2 area today have the capacity to accommodate some of state-of-the-art cruise vessels. Pusan would become a home port and provide fly/cruise holiday programmes.
These goals can only be achieved through the development and management of state-of-the-art facilities for international cruise passenger handling. These facilities would have to be supported by other commercial activities and services which would support Pusan's attempt to cruise terminal development.
Recent years have seen considerable investment in infrastructure, the appropriate international levels of passenger handling still needs to be improved in order to achieve the main goal of becoming a hub. International cruise ship terminal in pusan port is therefore needed, which facilities the handling of passengers, offers the required shelter, and incorporates excellent customer services.
It is realised that it is very difficult to become a cruise hub by just offering passenger handling facilities. These are two reasons for this. The first is that the facility has to cater for the different requirements of its users, including accommodation, entertainment and recreational needs.
Secondly, the financial feasibility of the project requires that supplementary facilities are provided to generate long term revenue needed to offset to the infrastructural costs which have to be spent up front.
The concept of becoming a hub for cruise shipping entails having good connections with the airport.
The existing level of access to the area can generally be described to be poor. The pier1,2 is not attractive, the road is dangerous, and most importantly, there is a lack of activities which appeal to the general public.
The proximity of port related storage and industrial activities reinforce this negative impression given to anyone visiting the area for the first time. The architecture planning for international cruise ship terminal must therefore aim at changing this image of pusan through development plan which enhance the waterfront qualities in pusan.