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Architects Design Ferry Terminal That Resembles an Alien World

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The design team was inspired by the orange gantry cranes at the freight terminal.

It’s no surprise that we love architecture and engineering marvels. In the past, we have brought you lists of architectural marvels that seem to defy the laws of science and the most interesting engineering designs around the world.

Now, we are bringing you an incredible creation from MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, in collaboration with the China Academy of Building Research (CASR). Together these organizations have won an international competition for the design of the Cuntan International Cruise Centre in Chongqing, China and its execution is a sight to behold.

What is this marvel of architecture? It’s a 66,000 216,535 square feet (square meter) cargo terminal located in Chongqing’s Liangjiang New Area within the Cuntan Port area that allows access to the Yangtze River.

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The architecture looks like a city that seems to arrive from elsewhere and that could perhaps head somewhere else once again someday.

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