Jewel Changi Airport sets new standards in design

Jewel Changi Airport sets new standards in design

Jewel Changi Airport, the newest development at Singapore’s award-winning Changi Airport, combines an intense marketplace and a paradise garden to create a new center – the heart and soul of Changi Airport.

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.

The 144,000 sq.ft. of glass-enclosed toroidal building asserts a new model for airports as a destination for community activity, entertainment, and shopping.

This community centric airport design features the Forest valley, a terraced indoor landscape, the Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall and the Canopy Park which includes 14,000 sq.m. of attractions integrated within the garden spaces. Other highlights include a topiary walk, horticultural displays, and an event plaza for a thousand people.

The Forest valley features largest indoor collections of plants in Singapore, walking trails and quiet seating areas set amongst more than 200 species of plants with over 2,000 trees and more than 100,000 shrubs from Australia, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Thailand and the USA. This landscape is integrated with spatial and interactive experiences throughout a lush indoor garden and a five-level retail marketplace. The Rain Vortex showers down seven stories from a central open oculus in the domed roof

Canopy Park on the fifth level, consists of gardens with net structures suspended within the trees, a suspended catenary glass-bottom bridge walk, a planted hedge maze and mirror maze, and feature installations completed in collaboration with internationally acclaimed artists.

The Jewel preview will be held from the 11 to 16 of April 2019, an opportunity for visitors to get a sneak peek before it opens.