Work on Changi Airport’s “Jewel” project and the expansion of Terminal 1 has started. Strategically located in the heart of the airport, Jewel is envisaged to be a world-class lifestyle destination that will enable the Changi air hub to capture passenger mindshare, and strongly boost Singapore’s appeal as a stopover point for travellers. The complex, to open by end 2018 will have five storeys above ground, and five basement levels.
It boasts a gross floor area of about 134,000 sq m that will be used for retail, airport operations, attractions and a hotel. Travelers and visitors will be wowed by a 40m-high indoor waterfall – expected to be the tallest of its kind in the world. The waterfall will feature a light and sound show with special lighting effects at night.
Designed by a team led by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, 76, – the man behind Singapore’s other architectural gem, the iconic Marina Bay Sands – the new structure will be linked to T2 and T3 via air-conditioned pedestrian bridges.
There will be facilities dedicated to the fly-cruise and fly-coach passenger segments to make travel experiences smoother.
Beneath its distinctive facade, Jewel will be the first in Singapore to seamlessly integrate a refreshing environment of lush greenery amid other attractions and facilities within the same building.