Singapore’s Changi Airport won a major Best Airport award earlier this year, and it was also on par First It unveiled a dramatic revamp of Terminal 2.
The brand new facility opened a few days ago and offers a great blend of nature, technology and stylish good looks.
Of particular interest to passengers are the new digital installations that they can surprise while waiting for their flights.
For example, Wonderfall is a 4-story digital waterfall located between two lush gardens. Approximately 900 individual tiles were used to create the LED wall, which is seamlessly connected together in three large and flat sections. The video on the giant display, which reaches the top of the departure hall, is set to instrumental compositions composed by Canadian artist Jean-Michel Blais.
A neat touch is the way it frames the entrance to the elevator lobby, so it feels like you’re walking straight through it (don’t worry, no umbrella required).
Those stopping by to view the exhibit are encouraged to look for little surprises like rainbows, butterflies and kingfishers flying across the digital landscape.
The video below takes a look at The Wonderfall in action:
The transit area of Changi Airport’s brand new Terminal 2 also includes a stunning new Dreamscape feature that includes a vast garden elevated above a pond, all set under a dynamic digital sky.
“Integrated with the airport’s weather system, it simulates daylight and weather conditions in real time,” Changi Airport says on its website, adding that at times the sky turns into an underwater portal. Goes where fish, otters and even a sampan boat – a type of small wooden vessel used on the rivers and coasts of Asia – float by.
The dreamscape also includes more than 20,000 plants of more than 100 species, which have been given special lighting to enhance their texture and structure.
Here’s a closer look at The Dreamscape:
The Terminal 2 project at Singapore’s main international airport has taken almost four years to complete, with much of the work done during the peak of the COVID pandemic when the city-state closed its borders. Like many other places, Singapore has started to see an improvement in tourism numbers, with Terminal 2 and the rest of the airport ready to welcome travelers from around the world.
Changi Airport is also known for its grand Jewel Complex, a shopping, dining, entertainment and accommodation complex which opened in 2019 and is also home to the world’s tallest indoor waterfall.