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How Landscape Might Influence…The Way We Travel | iflaapr.org

How Landscape Might Influence…The Way We Travel

Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore
Images Courtesy of Safdie Architects

Landscape architecture is so broad and diverse that its influence and reach never fails to amaze us. Sometimes it surprises us with outcomes that we may not be aware of. It could even impact us in ways we live, move and co-exist in this world.

Here is a glimpse into how landscape might influence the way we travel. With the Jewel at Changi Airport Singapore due to open on 17 April, this 135,700 sq.m complex filled with lush greenery and a stunning water feature integrated with a seamless shopping experience has many travellers altering their travel plans just to make a stop or transit here. Travellers are looking for a more meaningful and experiential journey when they travel,and it looks like landscape and greenery is an answer that moves way beyond the usual retail and shopping experiences. Hong Kong International Airport, for example, is developing the 25ha SkyCity mega -ntegrated development. It is set to be completed in phases in the coming decade

So the next time you have a plan to make a stop or transit at an airport in any part of the world, you may be consciously making a choice to stop at one where it offers you lush greenery and a memorable experience.

Project Info:

  • Project name: Jewel Changi Airport
  • Client: Jewel Changi Airport Trustee Pte Ltd
  • Location: Changi Airport, Singapore
  • Building area: 134,000 sqm
  • Program: airport operations, indoor gardens, leisure attractions, retail offerings, hotel facilities
  • Design architect: Safdie Architects
  • Project design: Moshe Safdie
  • Project principals: Jaron Lubin, Charu Kokate, Greg Reaves
  • Design team: David Foxe, Seunghyun Kim, Benjy Lee, Dan Lee, Reihaneh Ramezany, Laura Rushfeldt, Isaac Safdie, Damon Sidel, Temple Simpson, Andrew Tulen
  • Executive architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd
  • Landscape design: PWP Landscape Architecture
  • Executive landscape architect: ICN International Singapore
  • Structure: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Pte Ltd
  • Façades: Buro Happold
  • Engineering ESD: Atelier Ten
  • MEP: Mott Macdonald
  • Signage/wayfinding: Pentagram and Entro Communications
  • Retail interiors: Benoy
  • Water feature: WET design
  • Lighting: Lighting planners associates

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