01.06.2021 Barbara Zettel

Naturerlebnis am Flughafen

Since 2019, an enormous elliptical glass dome has overarched an area of 135,000 m2 between the existing terminal buildings of Singapore’s airport. Along with restaurants, a cabin hotel, shops and leisure facilities, an artificial rainforest extends over five terraced levels. More than 900 trees have been planted here, among which bridges, meandering paths and a net hung 25 metres above the ground invite visitors and travellers to enjoy a stroll past art installations, floral arrangements, labyrinths and meadows effusing artificial mist. However, the main attraction is the world’s largest indoor waterfall, which courses 40 m from an opening in the glass dome. 

Safdie Architects is an office devoted to architecture and urban planning. It was established by Moshe Safdie in 1964. The studio has realized a great diversity of large-scale projects around the world, including the Marina Bay Sands Resort in Singapore. The research-based, future-oriented office is headquartered in Boston and has branches in Jerusalem, Toronto, Shanghai and Singapore.

An in-depth essay on the topic of Biopolis is featured in Detail 6.2021.

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