Changi Airport to open £951m mixed-use scheme ‘Jewel’ in April 2019

WCN Editorial Team 8 Mar 2019 ASIA BUILDINGS

Jewel Changi Airport (Jewel), a multi-dimensional, mixed-use development at Changi Airport in Singapore, will be inaugurated on 17 April 2019.

The overall project cost for Jewel is S$1.7bn (approximately £951m) including land, construction and related costs and financing.

Jewel will include aviation, travel-related and lifestyle facilities for international visitors to Singapore, in addition to retail offering and play attractions.

Jewel will consist of 10 storeys and a total area of 137,000m², all located under a glass and steel façade. It will be directly connected to Changi Airport’s Terminals 1, 2 and 3.

The development will feature a lush, four-storey Forest Valley consisting of thousands of trees and plants, which will make it one of the largest indoor collections of plants in Singapore.

A 40m-high Rain Vortex, the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, will take centre stage in the complex.

This will be surrounded by more than 280 retail stores and eateries, as well as Jewel’s 130-room hotel, YOTELAIR Singapore Changi Airport.

Passengers will also have the convenience of early check-in for their flights with baggage storage facilities even for hand-carry at Jewel.

Designed by a team of consultants comprising Safdie Architects led by Moshe Safdie, as well as architects RSP and Benoy, the concept for Jewel’s design represents the colocation of a park and marketplace.

Changi Airport Group senior vice president of corporate and marketing communications Ivan Tan said: “Jewel is set to be a unique destination, like no other. It offers a mix of lush greenery, a scenic waterfall, incredible retail offerings and family play attractions that together make for an unrivalled experience.

“We are excited to bring a new dimension to the travel and leisure experience of our visitors.”

The uppermost level of Jewel will accommodate a Canopy Park, along with play attractions, gardens, walking trails, and dining outlets.

Three iconic attractions – Sky Nets, Canopy Mazes and Discovery Slides – will also be established at the park, which is planned for a second phase opening in mid-2019.

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Image: The Rain Vortex and lush Forest Valley at Jewel Changi Airport. Photo: Courtesy of Changi Airport Group.

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