The Italian city of Salerno has inaugurated its new Maritime Terminal today, which was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Part of a city-wide reinvigorating plan, the new oyster-like terminal stylishly links land and sea, allowing quicker access for both local and foreign travellers.

"This extraordinary work adds to everything Salerno is doing to transform itself and I think it is marvellous," said the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi. "It is also a way of remembering the great architect that Zaha Hadid was."

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

Having won the right to design the terminal in 2000, Zaha Hadid Architects created a terminal that allows different maritime components – border controls to local ferries to international cruise ships – to move in synergy. The interior is a wondrous maze of cleverly designed spaces, which flow seamlessly while still centering around key facilities such as restaurants and lounges. Meanwhile, terraces allow sweeping views of the Amalfi Coast, the Gulf of Salerno and the Cilento.

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Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects

Salerno Maritime Terminal by Zaha Hadid Architects