Jewel Changi Airport



Redefining the airport experience

The Project


A world-class iconic destination with its various attractions and retail offerings, Jewel establishes a new paradigm for community-centric airport design. Located in the heart of Changi Airport and connecting all terminals, Jewel features a precisely engineered glass and steel dome-shaped roof that presents an impressive view of the complex.

The breathtaking 40-metre high enchanting Rain Vortex is expected to be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

Housing the world's tallest indoor waterfall

The glass roof is a distinctive glass covered dome-shaped roof and features an oculus that serves as a water feature.

Visually stunning glass and steel facade

Immerse in different themed gardens with walking trails and play attractions.

Forest Valley, a huge four-storey terraced garden attraction

At A Glance


Area: 135,700 m2

Location: 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore

Completion: 2019

Clients:
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

In Association with:
Safdie Architects

Scope of Work:
Architectural, CS Engineering

Awards


2018
BCA UD Mark Awards Gold Plus (design)

2016
MAPIC Awards Best Futura Shopping Centre

The Int'l Architecture Award Best New Architecture

BCA Green Mark Awards Gold Plus

The Challenge


To achieve the continuous diagrid steel structure of Jewel, more than 9,000 pieces of glass panels, about 18,000 pieces of steel beams and over 6,000 steel nodes were used to create the facade. The facade which weighs more than 6,000 tonnes is supported by a ring of 12m tall tree-like columns and a ring beam at the edge of the roof.