An indoor jungle whites decorates Singapore's jeweler sitting under a large glazed dome with a rainwater spring walking through the beach at the Changi Airport. Safdie Architects led a consortium of architects and designers to build a five-storey greenhouse full of shops and public spaces, which opens to the public next week. The glass bagel-shaped building is connected to the city's transport systems and directly to the airport terminal, as well as two and three terminals through pedestrian bridges. There are five stories above the ground and five stories below. Rainfall is said to be, the 40 meter-high indoor waterfalls is the largest in the world and can channel 10,000 gallons of water in a minute. Fourteen tree-like columns and a ring beam support vaulted ceilings, which are made from a continuous grid shell with the support of a high grid glass.
This glass is designed to maximize the light, which prevents it from heating up to the inside of the building, to ensure that it is the ideal condition to grow in plants. There is a gap of 16 millimeters to remove the noise of the aircraft in each glass pane and landing, and it was widely tested to ensure that it will not cause any distracted reflections for air traffic controllers.
Safdie Architects, founded by Israeli-Canadian-American architect Moshe Safdie in 1964, has recently announced plans to add a fourth tower to its existing Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. In a recent interview, Safdie said that in response to climate change, architects need to become "more versatile", so their buildings can answer more extreme environments. Waterfalls are included in many buildings including a house in the 121 meter high skyscraper and Costa Rica. Even in Singapore, the Garden is a 30-meter high waterfall within a green house by the Bay Development by Wilkinson Eyre.