Changi Airport begins work on mixed-use project

Jewel Changi Airport Trustee ,a joint venture between Changi Airport Group and CapitaMalls Asia,has started construction work on Jewel Changi Airport ,mixed-use complex that will be developed in front of Terminal 1(T1).

Strategically located in the heart of the airport, the project features retail offerings, a hotel and facilities for airport operations.

The redevelopment of the 3.5 hectare site at T1, formerly an open-air car park, allows Changi Airport to expand the terminal’s footprint, thus increasing T1’s passenger handling capacity to 24 million passengers per annum

Designed by a consortium of consultants comprising Safdie Architects led by Moshe Safdie, as well as Benoy and local architects RSP, Jewel features a glass and steel façade that will be a visually stunning addition to the airport landscape.

Scheduled for completion by end of 2018, the complex will have five floors above ground and five basement levels, covering a total gross floor area of about 134,000sqm.

The project will house one of the largest indoor collections of plants in Singapore with about 22,000sqm of space dedicated to landscaping throughout the complex.

The Forest Valley, a huge five-storey garden filled with thousands of trees, plants, ferns and shrubs, will be one of Jewel’s centrepiece attractions.

There will be four different Gateway Gardens located at the complex, where every garden will feature unique landscaping elements. The other centrepiece of Jewel will be 40m high Rain Vortex, expected to be the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.

The top level of Jewel will feature park space of approximately 13,000sqm in size, comprising gardens, walking trails, playgrounds and dining outlets. The project will also feature Canopy Park for both the young and old people.

Jewel will offer its own hotel with approximately 130 rooms, operated by YOTEL, an international hotel brand.