Construction work has begun on the new Kai Tak cruise terminal building in Hong Kong.
The terminal has been designed by global architecture firm Foster + Partners.
The cruise terminal building will house 5,600m² of commercial area, a landscaped deck and green roofs.
The terminal is arranged over three main levels with four atria, a pedestrian promenade and a public roof garden with open and sheltered spaces for picnics, outdoor dining and formal events.
The interior of the building houses retail and restaurant space, and can be converted into a venue for performances, events and exhibitions.
The terminal will have the capacity to disembark 8,400 passengers and 1,200 crew members.
The terminal building and the first berth are expected to commence operations in mid 2013 while the second berth is expected to be commissioned in 2014.