21 October 2021
Jewel Changi Airport clinched a win in the Airports and Transportation Centre category at the 2021 International Architecture Awards. The world-class iconic landmark of the East was delivered by RSP, in collaboration with lead designer Safdie Architects.
The 135,700sqm mixed-use development combines nature and retail-entertainment to create a major lifestyle destination for everyone. Featuring a glass and steel façade, the dome-shaped complex was envisioned as a ‘sparkling jewel’ at the heart of Singapore’s aviation hub. It was also designed to meet the programmatic need for seamless connection with Airport Terminal 1,2 and 3.
At the heart of the structure is the Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The cascading waterfall showers down among a four-storey garden filled with several plant species, creating dramatic visuals of rainbows when the light shines through the glass roof in the day and cooling mists that evoke the illusion of being among clouds. With thousands of plant species spread over more than 21,000sqm of landscaping area, visitors are invited to participate in a ‘garden within the city’ experience.
Jewel Changi Airport not only re-imagines community-centric airport design, but it also offers locals and travellers an interwoven experience of community, nature, and retail-entertainment under one roof.
About the Awards
International Architecture Awards are the world’s foremost international distinguished building, landscape architecture and urbanism awards programme organised by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, together with The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and Metropolitan Arts Press, Ltd.
Read the full press release here.
Discover winners of the award here.
Photo Credit: Jewel Changi Airport Development Pte Ltd