The Virgin Islands Recovery and Development Agency (RDA), today, Wednesday, December 28, 2022, announced the winning design for the new West End Ferry Terminal.
According to the RDA, the Classic Modern Design has been voted the winner by the Virgin Islands (VI) community.
The three designs presented for a vote by a poll, according to the RDA, were West Indies Design, Futuristic & Organic and Classic Modern.
The three designs presented to the
community for a vote by poll were West Indies Design, Futuristic and
Organic and Classic Modern.
Classic Modern or Futuristic & Organic?
The RDA noted that there was a tie in votes for Classic Modern and Futuristic and Organic, and other factors had to be taken into account to arrive at a winner.
“In keeping with our principles and values of ‘Open Communication’ the Virgin Islands
community was engaged in a poll on the design for the new West End Ferry Terminal which focused on the aesthetics of the building.
“Taking into consideration the efficacy of the three designs, the resiliency of the building and the availability of materials, the Classic Modern design emerged the winner following a tie with the Organic, Futuristic design. As a result of the poll and the Ministry of Communications and Works decision and subject to relevant budgetary allocations, the design consultants, Inros Lackner, SE will proceed with the further development of the selected design,” the RDA stated on its website.
The ferry terminal at West End was the busiest seaport in the Virgin Islands
prior to the 2017 hurricanes: 40% of all arrivals into the Territory cleared in through West End.
The destruction of the terminal has therefore affected travel between Tortola, Jost van Dyke and the USVI. It has impacted both residents and visitors, whether arriving by ferry, water taxi, private yacht or charter yacht.