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Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects

Architecture | March 26, 2019 |

Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie ArchitectsImage courtesy of Safdie Architects

Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie Architects
Location: Singapore, Republic of Singapore
Status: Completed

Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the marketplace, dramatically asserting the idea of the airport as an uplifting and vibrant urban center, engaging travelers, visitors, and residents, and echoing Singapore’s reputation as ‘The City in the Garden.’ – Moshe Safdie 

Jewel Changi Airport, the newest development at Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport, will commence a phased opening in 2019. Jewel Changi Airport combines an intense marketplace and a paradise garden to create a new center – “the heart and soul” of Changi Airport. Once open, Jewel will establish a new paradigm for community-centric airport design, extending the airport’s principal function as a transit hub to create an interactive civic plaza and marketplace, combining landside airport operations with expansive indoor gardens and waterfall leisure facilities, retail, restaurants, and a hotel as well as other spaces for community activities. Linked to the city’s public transportation grid and with open access to Terminal 1, and to Terminal 2 and 3 via pedestrian bridges, Jewel engages both in-transit passengers as well as the public of Singapore. Entirely publicly accessible, the 134,000-square-meter (144,000 sq.ft.) glass-enclosed toroidal building asserts a new model for airports as a destination for community activity, entertainment, and shopping.

Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie ArchitectsImage courtesy of Safdie Architects

The Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, showers down seven stories from a central open oculus in the domed roof, compelling visitors with dramatic cascades during the day and performance light and projection experiences by night. During the region’s frequent and powerful thunderstorms, recirculated, natural rainwater will flow at more than 10,000 gallons per minute, which helps provide cooling and airflow in the landscape environment, collecting significant rainwater to be re-used in the building. “Jewel presents a new building prototype for connecting the city and the airport,” said Jaron Lubin, Principal at Safdie Architects. “Like an Ancient Greek ‘agora,’ it aligns social and commercial values to create an animated public realm destination.”

Jewel Changi Airport by Safdie ArchitectsImage courtesy of Safdie Architects

On the fifth level is the Canopy Park, which includes 14,000 sq.m. of attractions integrated within the garden spaces. The highly immersive features are designed to be both aesthetic and functional, providing pathways for traversing the space while delighting visitors with gorgeous sightlines, providing spaces for interaction and community building, and creating a sense of wonder and discovery.

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