Occupying 28,000sqm, equivalent to three football fields, the MBCCS is designed as an architectural icon with the capability to accommodate some of the world's largest ships. The terminal features a spacious arrival and departure hall as well as a large ground transportation area to ensure a smooth and seamless experience for passengers.
Waves and nautical elements take centrestage with an undulating roofscape that mimics the breaking of waves on the shore - featuring an angular rather than curvilinear form, with alternating panels of aluminium and glass along the length of the terminal. When viewed from the towering heights of a cruise liner, the roof becomes a multi-dimensional mosaic of shapes and patterns. Passengers will be treated to a constantly changing view as the ship approaches land, creating a sense of anticipation.
The rolling waves on the terminal break form at the junction between the terminal and the ground transportation area (GTA). The spent waves, having broken, slide calmly up the shore over the GTA. The breaking point of the waves serve as a point of separation between the terminal and the GTA, functioning as a grand entrance to the terminal.
The terminal complements several other developments which have, and will become, icons of Singapore, such as the Business Financial Centre, Marina Bay Integrated Resort, Singapore Flyer, Esplanade, and Gardens by the Bay. Together, they present Singapore as a complete destination with world-class attractions, infrastructure, and leisure facilities.