Kalzip covers the new cruise ship terminal in Panama City.
With a total area of 20,000 sqm, the new Panama Cruise Terminal is to become one of the most important cruise ports on the tourism routes of the American Pacific. Thus contribute significantly to the growth of tourism in the Republic of Panama. The planned project by the architectural office MALLOL Arcitectos allows berthing of two cruise ships with up to 5,000 passengers each. Two large ships with a length of up to 380 metres/1,247 feet each can dock at one of the two piers.
The terminal itself is located directly on the Amador Causeway in Panama City, near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. The construction of the terminal will enable a new 14-day South Pacific route for cruise ship operators.
The heart of the terminal is the large roof with more than 16,000 sqm of Kalzip 65/400 aluminium profiled sheets with a material thickness of 0.9 mm. The special feature is the Kalzip profiled sheets coating (PVDF in the colour Dark Pastel Green Metallic). This coating contributes to an architectural highlight of the terminal.
The roof structure of the cruise terminal is designed as a triangle. In aerial view the entire architecture, including the two piers, looks like an arrow.
Kalzip sells and produces aluminium roof facade profiles for the areas of industrial construction, leisure facilities/sports facilities, transport and housing. The Kalzip Group employs 160 people worldwide and is represented in almost all regions of the world. Since October 2018, Kalzip has been a company of the Donges Group. Donges Group is a leading supplier of bridge and steel construction as well as roof and facade systems in Europe. The group consists of the brands Donges SteelTec GmbH, Flachdach- Technologie GmbH & Co. KG, Kalzip GmbH, Normek OY and Norsilk SAS and employs around 1400 people in 14 countries.
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