SINGAPORE, Aug 19 — Changi Airport Group (CAG) has unveiled its concept plans for an iconic mixed-use complex to enhance Changi Airport’s offerings and strengthen its position as an international air hub.
Codenamed,”Project Jewel”, the new mixed-use complex is envisaged to be a world-class, signature lifestyle destination, that will enable Changi Airport to capture tourism mindshare, and strongly boost Singapore’s appeal as a stopover point for global travellers, it said in a statement.
The complex will offer aviation and travel-related facilities, a wide range of retail offerings, as well as unique leisure attractions.
To be constructed on the car park site fronting Terminal 1 (T1), Project Jewel will optimise use of the 3.5-hectare plot of land.
As part of the redevelopment, T1 will also be expanded to allow more space for the arrival hall, baggage claim areas and taxi bays.
These enhancements will increase T1’s passenger handling capacity to 24 million passenger movements per annum.
Project Jewel is being designed to be architecturally iconic, with a stunning glass and steel façade that presents an impressive view of the complex – from both Airport Boulevard and the sky.
Designed by a consortium of design consultants led by world renowned architect Moshe Safdie, a key feature of the complex is a large-scale, lush indoor garden with a breathtaking waterfall.
CAG chief executive officer, Lee Seow Hiang said: “We are very excited about this opportunity to create at Changi Airport an iconic global attraction that will capture the hearts of both tourists and Singaporeans.
“For tourists, we envisage Project Jewel to be a must visit Singapore attraction, located strategically at the doorstep of one of the world’s busiest air hubs, and an extension of the Changi brand promise that many travellers worldwide have come to know us for.”
To be seamlessly connected to Terminals 1, 2 and 3, Project Jewel will serve as a node linking the terminals, improving inter-terminal connectivity.
There are also plans for the complex to provide a central communal facility for the 32,000-strong airport community.
CAG is working with CapitaMalls Asia on the concept and plans of Project Jewel.
CapitaMalls Asia is one of the largest listed shopping mall developers, owners and managers in Asia.
The two parties are also exploring a joint venture partnership to develop and manage Project Jewel when it is completed.
This process is expected to be concluded by year-end. — Bernama