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Project Jewel

Terminal Hub

Pleasure Dome

Lantern roof

Social Tree

The Enchanted Garden

Super Slide

Having received more than 400 awards and widely lauded as the best airport in the world, Changi Airport in Singapore is expanding with a sleek, new glass-and-steel dome dubbed "Project Jewel." Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, whose work includes Singapore's Marina Bay Sands resort, the facility will feature a waterfall flowing from the bubble-like roof and a lush garden of tropical plants.
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To be built on a 3.5-hectare plot of land, the dome will be connected to Changi's terminals 1, 2, and 3. It will have a mix of retail and leisure options.
Caption by / Photo by Changi Airport Group
Along with a planned fourth terminal, Project Jewel will boost Changi Airport's capacity to 85 million passengers a year. It now handles about 51 million, ranking 15th on Airports Council International's list of busiest hubs.
Caption by / Photo by Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport's Lantern Roof on Terminal 1 glows a different color depending on the time of day.
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In Terminal 1, the 30-foot-tall Social Tree lights up in the evenings. It's a nexus for travelers to share and display their travel experiences. They can upload their photos and videos from a ring of 8 touch-screen terminals that surround the structure. The images are shown on 64 42-inch high-def screens that form a 360-degree crown on the tree.
Caption by / Photo by Changi Airport Group
One of the highlights of Changi's Terminal 2 is the Enchanted Garden, which features koi-filled ponds and infrared footpath sensors that trigger nature sounds. It also features four giant floral bouquets held in vases made of more than 56,000 pieces of a stained-glass mosaic tiles.
Caption by / Photo by Changi Airport Group
Can airports be fun? At Changi's Terminal 3, the Slide@T3 is a four-story slide that sends passengers rocketing down at speeds of 19 feet per second.
Caption by / Photo by Changi Airport Group
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