Singapore is well known for their immaculate streets, and nature-inspired architecture. The future-forward Jewel Changi addition has just opened after a five year construction, and features some amazing architectural wonders, including the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, which gracefully plunges seven stories down through a glass atrium and an enormous indoor forest. Quite a bit more impressive than the CinnaBon eatery at most airports, if we do say so ourselves.
Designed by Safdie Architects, the giant greenhouse connects to the main terminal, and is meant to be a sensory and healthy escape during the rush of international travel. Using collected rainwater, the Rain Vortex channels 10,000 gallons of water a minute, and is also used to irrigate the extensive indoor forest and gardens. The glass dome has been specially designed to minimize airplane takeoff noise, creating a truly zen experience.
We don’t have travel plans through Singapore anytime soon, so let us know if you have visited this impressive new addition to the country’s airport. Via Dezeen: