Benoy completes interior design of Jewel Changi
International architecture and design firm Benoy has completed work on the interiors for Singapore’s new airport shopping centre, Jewel Changi.
Opening its doors on April 17, the new 137,000sqm space connects three of Changi Airport’s current four terminals, making it easily accessible to the public and passengers. With more than 65 million passengers passing through Changi Airport last year, Jewel is designed to establish a new airport typology as a destination promoting community, commerce and entertainment.
“We are incredibly proud of the work we have done for Jewel,” said Benoy director and head of Singapore studio Terence Seah. “We’ve created a dynamic environment that becomes a unique place for travellers and residents alike. This addresses the important question of place making in the aviation context.
“In the process too, Jewel has enhanced the Changi experience. We are confident that other cities will be inspired to rethink the future of airports.”
Benoy has drawn its capacities in retail, mixed-use, hospitality and leisure to deliver an experience-led destination for the city, offering a renewed sense of place for locals and visitors in connecting the city to the airport. The interiors navigate the many interfaces between aviation facilities and the retail centre.
Celebrating the natural light offered by the forest valley at Jewel’s core, the retail design enables visitors to experience the vastness of the open space and the intimacy of nature throughout their elliptical journey of the building, reinterpreting the traditional sense of the commercial space.
The expanded Terminal 1 also offers new pedestrian linkages to other terminals and the MRT via Jewel, improving connectivity and accessibility for all.