It is not uncommon to see families and friends gathered at Changi Airport, even if they are not flying off or welcoming people back home. As a member of the public, you now have a say in how Changi Aiport will look in future.
Changi Airport Group, in collaboration with CapitaMalls Asia, plans to construct a mixed-use complex titled ‘Project Jewel’. Along with aviation and travel-related facilities, this complex will also offer a wide range of retail spaces and well as leisure attractions.
An artist's interpretation of 'Project Jewel', which will have a steel and glass dome-shaped facade and a waterfall feature
First announced at the National Day Rally in 2013, ‘Project Jewel’ will be constructed on a 3.5-hectare plot at the existing car park in front of Terminal 1. Among the redevelopments is a new multi-storey basement car park, and an expansion of the area for the arrival hall, baggage claim area and taxi bays.
These improvements are expected to increase T1’s passenger-handling capacity to 24 million per annum.
Members of the public now have the chance to shape how ‘Project Jewel’ will look and feel.
Mr Philip Yim, CEO of Jewel Changi Airport Devt Pte Ltd, said, “We want to work together with Singaporeans and residents to shape 'Project Jewel' into a world-class lifestyle destination that will add much excitement and create a new chapter in Singapore’s aviation history."
Called ‘IMAGINE’, Changi Airport Group is inviting the public’s submissions on their vision for 'Project Jewel', in the form of any two-dimensional medium, namely photographs, drawing and sketches. Select submissions will also make it as artwork on Project Jewel’s 800-metre hoarding during its construction phase.
These may be developed into art exhibits for display in the airport, or even immortalised as memorabilia in the form of souvenirs for overseas visitors.
Until 31 March 2014, the public can submit their vision for Project Jewel via www.changiairport.com/projectjewel.
Singaporean artist and illustrator eeshaun has been brought in to helm the creative input from the public.
'IMAGINE' is open to all Singapore residents, aged 5 years and above in two categories: Junior (5-12 years old) and Open (13 years and above). 15 winners will be selected from all the submissions where they stand to win prizes of up to $1000 in Changi vouchers.