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Dover Cruise Terminal in Kent, England

Dover's cruise ship business is being reanimated in the aftermath of the 1996 conversion of the old victorian train station (located on the Western Docks) into a new cruise-ship terminal. In 1907, this train station was built as a connecting point for rail freight bound for the Continent. It served kings and queens and was the first English train station to be encountered by many foreign heads of state. It was also a stop-over for 1,250,000 wounded in the First World War as well as for 300,000 allied soldiers that were evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940.

As flying became more popular after the war, the demand for freight train services fell, and the end came as the canal tunnel was opened: the station was closed in 1994. The Dover Harbour Board became the owner once again of a useless structure protected by historical monument legislation. In the last analysis however, the old station fit into plans to reactivate the cruise ship business. Despite a modest budget, this superfluous eye-sore was transformed into an exclusive port of call for several cruise-ship lines.

Because of historical monument protection, substantial structural or optical changes to the building with its filigree iron girders was not possible. However, the wooden floor of the middle story, which serves as a lounge for passenger arrivals and departures, was replaced with a MULTIBETON floor heating system. A heating capacity amounting to 127.5 kW is available for the 1700 m² waiting room. Within these historic walls, up to 450 passengers can be  accommodated in a room temperature of  20 °C while waiting for their cruise to begin.

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Commercial

Hotel Eduardshof
Car repair shop
Restaurant Al Borgo
Restaurant Brasserie
VV-Computer
TGV Railway Station
Dover Cruise Terminal
Automobile Sales Möbus
Smart-Center
Automobile Sales Knoll
Elektro Stocker
Conti Hotel
Täve's Sporthotel

Culture

Baltic Sea School
Jugendhandwerkerhof
Philharmonic A. Rubinstein
Seminar building
Europahaus
Castle school
Nursery schools Murkel
Schools
Nursery school

Dwellings

Detached house
Urban Mansion
Holiday housing estate
Mansion
Old people housing facility
Single Family Dwelling
Single Family Dwelling
Villa Cahn
Villa Bonotto
Sporting Club Berlin

Industrial plants

Warehouse Düren
Produktion plant
Bison Beams Factory
Concrete plant
Waste tower
Paint wholesaler
Stocking factory
Motor vehicle facility
Technocentre Renault

Miscellany

Camping site - Sanitary facilities

Office buildings

Administrative Building - Depot
Commercial Building
Dwelling and Commercial Building
Bank BRE
Office Complex Lubicz
Flachglas National Association
Palace of Human Rights

Open spaces

Mastic asphalt entrance
Footbridge
Posthotel
Garage Approach
Private road
Garage Approach
Airport Kloten

Sacral buildings

Ste Victoire, St. Raphael
Canterbury Cathedral
Chester Cathedral
Mausoleum Ste. Janie, Baillou
Pershore Abbey
St. Benedikt church
Southwark Cathedral
Ahmadiyya Mosque Berlin
St. Giles Cathedral
Foyer de charité
Community centre
Kupa synagogue Prague
New Cathedral Evry
Basilica Paray le Monial

Sport

Fitness Club Lac Bucarest
Aquapark Tarnowskie Gory
Gymnasium St. Marein
Waasland Tennis Centre
Royal Easter Showground