Construction has begun on a new BioDome for Singapore’s JewelChangi Airport. Designed by Moshe Safdie Architects, the glass dome will cover nearly 1.5 million square feet of space and have retail, leisure and entertainment facilities as well as green spaces open to travelers and local residents. A Canopy Garden will hover over the main floor on tree-like columns and feature a natural environment filled with plants and flowers. Its focus will be an enormous waterfall at the very center.
The Singapore BioDome will be constructed from glass panels encased in steel, which will then be placed into super-strong a lattice frame designed to evoke the style of a traditional glass conservatory. The BioDome will occupy an open space behind the airport’s three existing terminals and will be connected to Terminals 2 and 3 via sky bridges.
When completed in 2016, the BioDome will offer travelers a natural space of peaceful tranquility not found in any other airport in the world.
2016 Bio-Dome Project
Originally published on Green Building Elements.