Waterfront Center

Waterfront Center


Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Revitalizing the city's waterfront

The Port of Spain International Waterfront Center is a project comprising two 26-story office towers, the 22-story Hyatt Regency Hotel and the largest conference center in the Caribbean. It is a part of Vision 2020, a government policy aimed at revitalizing and transforming the capital’s waterfront. 
 
This international waterfront project will deliver a vibrant pedestrian esplanade along the city's waterfront. The site will be pedestrian-friendly, integrating public spaces with new buildings.
 
A multi-field group of professionals, including local partners, worked together on the project design. Sustainability and protection of the environment underpin the entire project, which must be completed on time and within budget.
 
The contemporary structures are inspired by the local culture and incorporate bold geometries within a unique Caribbean-style composition. The office structures have "sail-like" curved glass sides facing the Gulf. The hotel enhances the waterfront edge with terraces and verandas. The infinity pool has spectacular views, as does the Grand Ballroom with its large picture windows.
About the City (Vision 2020)

The Waterfront Development initiative is part of the government’s plans to redevelop the coastline and modernize the city in line with its Vision 2020 policy. Trinidad & Tobago’s ultimate aim is to bring unprecedented prosperity and a better quality of life to the country. Figures show that more than 300,000 people flock to the city on weekdays. The Waterfront project presents an opportunity to increase leisure and work in the area.

Key data
  • Construction dates: 2005 - 2008
  • Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Architect: Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback and Associates 
  • Company: Bouygues Bâtiment International 
  • Client: UDECOTT
  • Figures:
    • Two 26-story office towers representing a total area of 885,000 square feet 
    • The largest conference center in the English-speaking Caribbean
    • 22-storey Hyatt Regency Hotel
 
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