The Terminal 5 building will accommodate 50 million passengers per year, giving Changi Airport a total capacity of 135 million by the late 2020s. The scheme is being developed within the context of a $1.2 billion expansion programme, which has seen the completion of a Terminal 4 building by Benoy, and a mixed-use “Jewel” biodome by Safdie Architects, pictured above, set to contain the world’s largest indoor waterfall.
Although Safdie appears to be have been unsuccessful in their bid for Terminal 5, work is progressing on their mixed-use “Jewel” biodome for the airport, pictured in this article. Set to open next year, the hub will feature retail, restaurants, entertainment space, and a hotel, all connected by a “forest valley” of lush walking trails.
In response to speculation of the Terminal 5 competition’s outcome, Changi Airport has issued a statement saying “the tender process for our Master Building Consultant for Terminal 5 is still ongoing. We will announce an appointment when we have the information to share.”
The world’s largest indoor waterfall is currently being built in Singapore’s new Jewel Changi Airport extension. Designed by Safdie Architects, the spheroid-shaped dome will be a new luxury lifestyle destination for one of the world’s busiest airports and is a feat of engineering and sustainability.