A world-class iconic destination with impressive attractions and retail offerings, Jewel establishes a new paradigm for community-centric airport design. It has also been described as “as reflection of the country’s journey from third world to first world status.”

Jewel is both a architecture as well as an engineering marvel. 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.

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.


Gross Floor Area

135,700 m2






Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering


Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

In Collaboration with

Safdie Architects


Global RLI (Retail and Leisure International) Awards – RLI Most Innovative Retail and Entertainment Project
ArchDaily Publication – Building of the Year
Singapore Good Design Mark Award – Platinum
SIA Architectural Design Awards – Building of the Year
BCA Universal Design Mark Award – Platinum

World Architecture Festival Awards – Shortlisted (Transport – Completed Buildings Category)
MAPIC Awards – Special Jury Award
SILA Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards – Outstanding Award of Excellence (Commercial & Industrial Landscape)

BCA UD Mark Award – Gold Plus (Design)

MIPIM Asia Awards – Silver (Best Futura Project)
MAPIC Awards – Best Futura Shopping Centre
International Architecture Awards – Best New Architecture
BCA Green Mark Award – Gold Plus

Housing the world's tallest indoor waterfall

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

Visually stunning glass and steel façade

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

Forest Valley, a huge four-storey terraced garden attraction

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



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Changchun North-East Asia Smart Innovative Model District

Resorts World Sentosa Expansion

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