Groundbreaking of Jewel Changi Airport

30 December 2014

Benoy, the international, award-winning firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is proud to celebrate the ground breaking of the new, iconic lifestyle destination at Singapore Changi Airport – Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel). Jewel is a mixed-use development featuring gardens and attractions, retail offerings, a hotel and facilities for airport operations.

Benoy is the Interior Designer and Retail and Aviation Facilities Planner behind the project, working alongside the consortium of designers which includes RSP Architects Planners and Engineers and is led by Safdie Architects.

“Congratulations to Jewel Changi Airport Trustee (JCAT) which has celebrated a very significant milestone this month,” said Simon Bee, Benoy’s Global Design Director.

“Mirroring the same sentiment spoken at the ceremony by Mr Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Changi Airport Group and Chairman of Jewel Changi Airport Devt, Benoy is incredibly honoured to be involved in the airport’s ongoing innovation and growth as we reconceive the future of the sector with this exciting development”, added Simon.

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 new development will sit on a 3.5 ha site at Terminal 1 (T1), formerly an open-air car park, which will allow Changi Airport to expand the terminal’s footprint to increase passenger handling capacity, thus increasing T1’s passenger handling capacity to 24 million passengers per annum. New pedestrian linkages will be constructed connecting Jewel to Terminals 2 and 3, and passengers from T1 and Jewel can now be linked to the MRT station, improving inter-terminal connectivity and accessibility.

Beneath its distinctive dome-shaped façade, Jewel will be the first in Singapore to seamlessly integrate a refreshing environment of indoor gardens amid retail, dining, leisure attractions and facilities within the same building. The complex – scheduled for completion by end of 2018 – will have five storeys above ground and five basement storeys, covering a total gross floor area of 134,000m2.

Jewel is the second project for Benoy currently under construction at Changi Airport. Benoy is also the Concept Design Architect and Interior Designer for the future Terminal 4 (T4) which commenced construction in late 2013 and is due to complete in 2017.

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