Inspiring Vision: The Jewel
I want to share a photo of something that has been inspiring me for a while. It is a place I have not been to yet, but it is high on my list. It is the Changi Airport in Singapore (also known as The Jewel). The Jewel is a nature-themed entertainment and retail complex inside Changi Airport. The centerpiece of this complex is the world's tallest indoor waterfall called the Rain Vortex, which is surrounded by a terraced forest setting. At night the waterfall is transformed by a light and sound show to create a magical experience. The newly designed airport was a creation of the world-renown architect, Moshe Safdie. It was built in 2018, and it challenged the idea that airports could be more than just a place to pass through en-route to another destination. They can be a place that inspires and connects people to nature.
When you design an environment that combines function and beauty, you create a transformative experience that energizes people. Now that is a place I would like to work in!