New 10,000 Square-foot Terminal
The new 10,000 square-foot terminal will be a palm grove inspired design concept developed by the Miami-based designers from Arquitectonica. The concept will encompass a design that builds on Virgin Voyages’ design ethos of the Modern Roman of Sailing, a new take on the formal grandeur and opulence of the ocean liner heyday.
The design is inspired by Miami Beach’s iconic palm trees and the island’s historical origins as an area intended for harvesting coconuts. The rooftop is designed to resemble a palm tree grove, with rooftop pockets that will allow natural light to flow into the building by day and uplighting by night that will light up the company’s iconic Virgin Voyages red logo and allow the terminal to shine bright, mirroring the skyline. The two-story storm-proof glass facility will be replete with lush landscaping giving the terminal a plaza-like feel with designated areas for drop-offs of VIP’s, ride-sharing and provisioning, designed to provide a seamless shore to ship experience.