Moshe Safdie’s Jewel Changi Airport biodome breaks ground in Singapore
Being awarded world’s best airport clearly isn’t enough for Singapore, with further additions including this amazing biodome in its new terminal designs. The project promises to reinvent the modern airport by envisioning it as a kind of ecosystem nestled underneath a giant glass dome. The heart of the airport will be filled with plants, and it will even feature a huge waterfall!
The dome will create a centralised space that puts the focus on the natural environment. Glass panels framed in steel rest on a latticework and will, according to the architect, evoke the appearance of traditional glass conservatories. A ring of tree-like columns will be positioned along the edges of the “Canopy Park” roof garden, providing additional support for the structure. The landscaping was entrusted to California-based PWP Landscape Architecture.
Visitors will be able to reach the addition by following a route located behind the three existing terminals. Terminals 2 and 3 will be connected to the park via sky bridges. The project is expected to be completed in 2018.