SAA Architects from Singapore and UK-based Benoy unveiled the design concept for the Changi Airport Terminal 4 during the T4 groundbreaking ceremony on Nov. 5. SAA won the commission from the Changi Airport Group back in mid-February 2013.
Some of the many features of the 195,000 m² / 2,098,962 sq ft terminal include self check-in kiosks and luggage dropoffs, skylight lanterns, interior gardens, Peranakan-inspired retail storefronts, and dining. Completion of the terminal is expected in 2017.
Have a look at some project images below.
From the SAA x Benoy press statement:
"Appointed by Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore's award-winning SAA Architects, the lead consultant and executive architect of the Architect & Design Consortium (Consortium), collaborated with UK-founded design firm Benoy Limited on the concept and interior design of the new terminal.
Set to redefine the travel experience, Changi Airport's new terminal will be located along Airport Boulevard, and will accommodate up to 16 million passengers a year."
"The 195,000m² building has been designed to celebrate both physical and visual transparency. The arrival experience will be surrounded by lush vertical landscaping and an impressive double-storey glazed façade. Inside, the concept is dynamic, vibrant and colourful with feature skylight lanterns illuminating the terminal. Gardens have been incorporated to enliven the airport interiors with green walls and an abundance of elegant tall trees growing beneath the natural light."
"'The planning agenda has centred on introducing efficiency and comfort to the travel experience', explained Meeta Patel, Director at Benoy. 'State-of-the-art facilities including self check-in kiosks and self bag-drops will provide travellers with a quick and easy airport journey. To shape the boutique atmosphere of T4, Benoy has created walk-through retail zones, Peranakan-inspired shop fronts and mezzanine dining hubs which will offer views over the central interior gardens.'
The main focal point of the building is the 'Central Galleria'; a glazed, open space that visually connects the departure, check-in, arrival and transit areas across the terminal."
"Yeo Siew Haip, Managing Director of SAA Architects, explained the complexity of the large-scale project, 'Since winning the project in mid February 2013, the SAA-led Consortium worked hand in hand with CAG and Benoy to bring the design of T4 from concept to commencement of piling works on-site. SAA provided the Consortium leadership in managing concept refinement, stakeholder engagement, fast-track scheduling and value engineering.'
'Finalising the overall design of T4 for the Main Contract Tender within the time frame we had is a feat in itself for the industry, especially with over ten consultants and specialists collaborating intimately in the intricate work scope, keeping the project on schedule.'"
"The Consortium comprises a number of members responsible for various aspects of T4 including: architecture, design, civil & structural engineering, mechanical & electrical engineering, landscaping, acoustics and safety.
MEMBERS OF THE CONSORTIUM
SAA Architects Pte Ltd - Lead Agency
AECOM Singapore Pte Ltd
Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (SEA) Pte Ltd
Project location: Changi, Singapore
Developer: Changi Airport Group
Consortium Leader/Executive Architect: SAA Architects Pte Ltd
Concept Design Architect: Benoy Ltd
Interior Designer: Benoy Ltd
Completion: 2017 "
Images courtesy of SAA and Benoy.
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