Jewel Changi Airport
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Safdie Architects illuminate the process of building the new central connector between the existing airport terminals at Singapore Changi Airport Includes detailed diagrams of the building's conceptual design, which is based on the geometry of a torus (in reference to a revolution generated by a revolving circle in a three-dimensional space) Incisive texts provide viewpoints on how the project works sustainably and innovatively, with a composition of lifestyle/retail amenity, cultural attraction, and transportation infrastructure Jewel Changi Airport documents the creation of a remarkable addition to one of the world's premier airports. The sinuous, faceted glass Jewel serves as Singapore's new gateway to the world, and redefines what an airport can be. Brimming with terraced plantings, lush valleys, floating bridges, art installations, shops, restaurants, and a central waterfall, Jewel is a new type of destination: part public garden and part shopping and entertainment complex. Through photos, drawings, ephemera, essays, and interviews, the book provides detailed insights on how the project came to be - from its bold vision and concept to the innovative engineering, environmental, and construction strategies employed to make it a reality.
Images Publishing Group, 9781864708509, 164pp.
Publication Date: July 16, 2020
About the Author
Founded by Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects is an architecture and urban design studio imbued with a spirit of idealism and innovation. The practice is research-oriented and forward thinking, drawing upon a depth of experience to solve contemporary building challenges in imaginative and unexpected ways. With intense personal involvement of Moshe and the core group of Principals, the practice operates in the model of a design studio environment - yet with the resources, design intelligence, and nimble organisation to deliver some of the world's largest and most complex commissions. This global practice includes projects in North and South America, the Middle East, the developing world and throughout Asia and Australia. Projects span a wide range of typologies, including airports, museums, performing arts, libraries, housing, mixed use and entire cities.