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Name   Jewel Changi Airport
Architects   SAFDIE, MOSHE 
Date   2019
Address   Singapore
Floor Plan   135700 SQ.M.

"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

Fulfilling its mission as a connector between the existing terminals, Jewel combines two environments—an intense marketplace and a paradise garden—to create a new community-centric typology as the heart, and soul, of Changi Airport. Jewel re-imagines the center of an airport as a major public realm attraction. Jewel offers a range of facilities for landside airport operations, indoor gardens, leisure attractions, retail offerings and hotel facilities, all under one roof. A distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel adds to Changi Airport's appeal as one of the world's leading air hubs.

Based on the geometry of a torus, the building shape accommodates the programmatic need for multiple connections in the airport setting. At the heart of its glass roof is an oculus that showers water through a primary multistory garden, five stories through to the forest-valley garden at ground level. The core of the program is a 24-hour layered garden attraction that offers many spatial and interactive experiences for visitors. Four cardinal axes—north, south, east, and west—are reinforced by four gateway gardens, which orient visitors and offer visual connections to the internal surroundings and other airport terminals. By night, the glazed facade helps dematerialize the building, revealing the glowing garden within.

  • Collaborators

    RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd: Executive Architect
    PWP Landscape Architecture: Landscape Design
    ICN International Singapore: Executive Landscape Architect
    RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd: Structure
    Buro Happold Engineering: Facades
    Atelier Ten: ESD
    Mott MacDonald: MEP
    Pentagram and Entro Communications: Signage/Wayfinding
    Benoy: Retail Interiors
    WET Design: Water Feature
    Lighting Planners Associates: Lighting Design

  • Awards

    President’s Design Award, Singapore, 2020

    Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Building of the Year & Design Award, 2020

    Design for Asia, Grand & Gold Award, 2020

    Building of the Year (Public), ArchDaily, 2020

    Design Project of the Year, Tatler Design Awards, 2020

    Green Mark GoldPlus Award, Building and Construction Authority (BCA), 2018

    Universal Design Mark GoldPlus Award, Building and Construction Authority (BCA), 2018

    International Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, 2016

  • Clients

    Jewel Changi Airport Devt Pte. Ltd.

  • Cost

    SGD $1.7 Billion

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