World's tallest waterfall opens at Singapore airport

Work has been completed on a 40m-high artificial waterfall at Changi Airport.

A new greenhouse complex at Singapore’s Changi Airport has opened its doors.

The £950m development, called "Jewel", has been designed by the firm of Israeli designer Moshe Safdie.

Benoy carried out work on the interiors while other firms working on the 10-storey scheme included Buro Happold, Atelier Ten and Mott MacDonald.

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The waterfall, the tallest of its kind in the world, is made up of 10,000 gallons of natural rainwater per minute. The “Rain Vortex”, cascades down seven storeys and is part of “Forest Valley”, a mall with 200 species of plants.

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Forest Valley is located in the 135,700 sq m “Jewel” that connects terminals 1, 2 and 3. Another of its attractions is “Canopy Park”, a 14,000 sq m area on the fifth level which has a glass-bottom bridge walk, a 1,000-person event plaza and planted hedge and mirror mazes. It also contains 280 shops, restaurants and bars and a 130-room hotel.


Moshe Safdie, Safdie Architects‘ founder, said: “Jewel weaves together an experience of nature and the marketplace, dramatically asserting the idea of the airport as an uplifting and vibrant urban centre, engaging travelers, visitors and residents, and echoing Singapore’s reputation as ‘The City in the Garden’.”

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