Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Changi Airport Terminal 3 Interior Landscape, Singapore

The site of Changi Airport, one of the busiest hubs in Asia is reclaimed from the sea. The interior space is a ten-story volume, with four functional levels arranged around a huge sky lighted atrium, the base of which is the arrival hall. The roof concept of ‘butterfly-winged’ skylights is a spectacular and dramatic architectural statement, flooding the interior with diffused light, regulated by sensors to control the heat load and ventilation of the immense space. The building is a conservatory for plants.

The Airport's Master Plan envisioned the Terminal 3’s interior space as a continuation of the overall exterior airport gardens, drive and walkways, which are visible through the wide and tall glass 'skin' of the building. The green wall is a perfect example of how vertical planting could significantly affect overall interior ambiance with a small footprint in plan.

This is an awards wining project by Tierra Design. For more information at the ASLA website, please click here.

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