SINGAPORE: The Jewel Changi Airport has been accorded the 2016 International Architecture Award, according to a media release by its developers. The award was given out by The Chicago Athenaeum, an international museum of architecture and design.
A total of 132 developments, including six other Singapore constructions, won the accolade.
Jewel Changi Airport, which is slated to open in early 2019, is set to boast two centerpiece attractions – the Forest Valley, a huge five-storey garden filled greenery, and the 40-metre high Rain Vortex, an indoor waterfall.
The complex was designed by a consortium of consultants comprising Safdie Architects, Benoy and local architects RSP.
“We are very honoured to receive this award, which is a testament to the strength of Jewel’s design,” said Ms Hung Jean, Chief Executive Officer of Jewel Changi Airport Devt.
“It has always been our aspiration for Jewel to be a world-class development that will not only strengthen Changi Airport’s air hub status, but also enhance Singapore’s tourism appeal,” Ms Hung added.
The six other local constructions that also won the award are The ArtScience Museum, Yale-NUS College as well as residence complexes d’Leedon, Bliss@Kovan, Cornwall Gardens and Paterson 3.