01 April 2019

Benoy delivers unrivalled experience-led interiors for Jewel Changi Airport

Benoy led the Interior Design, Retail and Aviation Facility Planning for Jewel, a destination which is set to become a new landmark for the city. 

Having opened its doors on 17 April 2019, the 135,700-square-metre space acts as a central hub, connecting three of Changi Airport’s current four terminals, making it easily accessible to public and passengers. With over 65 million passengers passing through Changi Airport in 2018, Jewel is set to establish a new airport typology as a destination that promotes community, commerce and entertainment. Benoy has utilised its leading capabilities in Retail, Mixed-Use, Hospitality and Leisure to deliver a new experience led destination for the city. Jewel offers a renewed sense of place for locals and visitors alike, connecting the city to the airport. 

Collaborating closely with Safdie Architects and the Client Team, Benoy has delivered a unique and dynamic retail identity for the project. The interiors navigate the many interfaces between aviation facilities and the retail centre. Benoy’s design celebrates the natural light offered by the Forest Valley at Jewel’s core, redefining the traditional sense of the commercial space. The retail design enables visitors to experience the vastness of the open space and the intimacy of nature throughout their elliptical journey of the building.

Jewel is an iconic, world-class lifestyle destination, enhancing Singapore as a major aviation hub. From retail and dining to leisure attractions and state-of-the-art facilities, its modernity and vibrancy enhances the travel experience. The expanded Terminal 1 also offers new pedestrian linkages to other terminals and the MRT via Jewel, improving connectivity and accessibility for all.

Benoy Director and Head of Singapore Studio, Terence Seah commented; We are incredibly proud of the work we have done for Jewel. We’ve created a dynamic environment in response to the Client’s requirements that has become a unique place for travellers and residents alike. This addresses the important question of place making in the aviation context. In the process too, Jewel has enhanced the Changi experience. We are confident that other cities will be inspired to rethink the future of Airports.” 

Jewel complements Benoy’s expanding aviation portfolio with Changi Airport which also includes Terminal 4 where Benoy acted as Design Architect, Interior Architect and Wayfinding and Signage Designer. 

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