Dome-shaped Façade

Jewel Changi Airport re-imagines the center of an airport as a major public realm attraction. Designed by Safdie Architects that costs around $ 1.3 billion, it is a combination between an intense marketplace and a paradise garden that opened April 17, 2019. The centerpiece of the design is the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, while other features include an expansive indoor forest, tree-top walking trails, restaurants, retail, and a variety of gathering places, open to both travelers and the public. A distinctive dome-shaped façade made of glass and steel adds to the appeal as one of the world's leading air hubs.

The building is designed as a new central connector between the existing airport terminals at Singapore. The 137,000-square-meter space claims having the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, terraced garden attraction that offers spatial and interactive experiences including walking trails and quiet seating areas. Surrounding the gardens is a multi-level retail marketplace on five levels, which features access to the garden via a series of vertical canyons.


Step out of the airport right into a lush green sanctuary, a tranquil retreat in the core of the world's best transport hub. Allow half an hour for each trail, at a comfortable pace with ample time for photo-taking. There are several exit points and seats along the way.


Lobster rolls from London, burgers from New York, charcoal-grilled cod fish from Japan - these are just some of the dishes from around the world we wish we could eat anytime. Enter: Jewel, Changi's latest gem that houses a forest valley with Jurassic Park vibes and a plethora of name-brand restaurants to satisfy our food and wander lust.


Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the marketplace, dramatically asserting the idea of the airport as an uplifting and vibrant urban center, engaging travelers, visitors and residents, and echoing Singapore’s reputation as ‘The City in the Garden’.


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