The official opening of Philippe Starck’s new extension for Port Adriano in Mallorca, Spain, was attended by an audience of 75 international media delegates.
It is the first marina project that Starck has overseen from concept to implementation. The project has taken 10 years from its inception and cost €90m, partly backed by an investment fund owned by Mallorca’s Banca March group.
Port Adriano already offers an alternative to the most popular marinas in the Balearics. It is hoped that the modifications to the port will also make it the second option on the island for vessels up-to 40m (131ft) in length.
Starck’s revolutionary reimagining of Port Adriano's car park is especially of not. It is now underground beneath the multi-storey marina clubhouse, to reduce the number of cars around the harbour area and boats.
Other practical innovations of Starck’s design include tripling the refit yard’s working area to 10,000m2, and adding 82 more berths between 20m-80m (66ft-262ft) which can be enlarged during summer season.
Port Adriano's new design will also combine international shops and restaurants with top marine businesses including Yacht Moments, Sunseeker Germany and Princess.