The building, designed by Melbourne-based F2 Architecture for Searoad Ferries, was named ‘Best of the Best’ in the Transportation category of the prestigious international awards.
To top of the success, Tim Griffiths, who submitted accompanying photographs of the terminal building, also collected the top gong for Architecture Masterprize Photography.
Run out of the United States, The Architecture Masterprize fields entries from leading architects worldwide.
It is the latest accolade for the striking building, which officially opened to the public in April 2023. In June it received a commendation in the Public Architecture category at the Victorian Architecture Awards.
In designing the two-storey building, F2’s Franco Fiorentini and his team drew inspiration from the surrounding environment and historic buildings.
Its sweeping arches frame views to Swan Island in the north, and Port Philip Heads to the south, while elongated wings extending from the roof line resemble the multiple species of stingray that inhabit Port Phillip Bay.
The Searoad Ferries car and passenger ferry service is Australia’s busiest with over 8,200 crossings annually, carrying more than 950,000 passengers.