Jewel Changi Airport is a unique destination that shifts the concept of an airport’s role within its community. It succeeds in expanding one of the world’s busiest aviation facilities into a publicly accessible civic plaza and marketplace. Combining retail, restaurants, a hotel, and garden and leisure facilities in a translucent gridshell structure, the travel hub has already received extensive praise.
We are proud to have contributed the creative engineering and design solutions that helped deliver Safdie Architects’ architectural design. Our team engineered the world’s largest gridshell to enclose a building. The innovative glass and steel roof structure spans more than 200 meters (650 feet) at its widest point, with only intermittent supports in the garden – the result is an interior that is almost column free. The 6,000 ton cover is made up of more than 9,300 dimensionally unique, triangular glass roof panels!
Hear from the design team including Moshe Safdie, Charu Kokate, Jaron Lubin of Safdie Architects; Cristobal Correa of Buro Happold; Meredith Davey of Atelier Ten; and Adam Greenspan of PWP Landscape Architecture.
Video courtesy of BuroHappold Engineering