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Old March 11th, 2004, 10:51 AM   #61
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It looks nice and sophisticated, but Singapore airport overall looks like clumps of different buildings that do not match each other. So when the new terminal finishes it looks more hightech than other terminals thus it doesn't unify. Does Singapore airport have any plans to renovate the existing terminals?

Kuala Lumpur International, Incheon International Airport, Hong Kong International, Kansai International, and the new Bangkok Airport are all examples of unified airport(that includes their future terminal expansion designs)
Other then the fact that the two existing terminals are constantly under renovations, which raffi kindly pointed out, I must note that these 3 terminals are hardly a creation "at the spur of the moment" kind of thing.

The initial plans for Terminal 3 was actually intended to be a carbon copy of Terminal 2. If you look at the maps of the 3-terminal configuration, you should be able to see how they merge together into a seemless configuration.

However, new developments in the aviation industry in recent years prompted a review of the earlier plans. This included the introduction of mega airliners, which meant the need to accomodate for large influx of passenger flow per plane, amongst other issues, as well as the need for architectural expressiveness in line with the times, as has been mentioned in the text. In fact, you should read the text, which gives insights into the issue of how T3 is supposed to co-exist in harmony with T1 and T2.

I will be posting much more text and diagrams, and these questions might be better answered then.

Meanwhile, the various airports you mentioned are all 1990-2000 creations, and all of them invovled setting up of an entire new airport in large land reserves. Compare that to the challenges of existing airports which have to grow in the space they are given now. London is one prime example of having each Terminal having a character all of its own, especially when one looks at the impending introduction of T5.

Anyway, that's a good question. I would be quite disturbed too, if every new terminal is going to mean the older ones look like dust boxes!
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Old March 15th, 2004, 03:50 PM   #62
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Now....THIS is what I call sophisticated design of an Airport. Looks just amazing in a simple way, I like it very much.:dooby:
Congrad to Singapore again for creating another great project for the region.
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Old March 29th, 2004, 09:27 AM   #63
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Now....THIS is what I call sophisticated design of an Airport. Looks just amazing in a simple way, I like it very much.:dooby:
Congrad to Singapore again for creating another great project for the region.
Glad u like it!

The photos are down till the photohost gets upgraded. More will come when it is done!
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Old April 5th, 2004, 12:16 PM   #64
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Went to Changi recently

I went to Changi T2 this weekend. A small part of the renovation was ok and I could foresee T2 to be more modern, futuristic and "glassy". I wish they could finish it faster. Also waiting anxiously for T3 as I already read the book posted by Huai Wei a year ago.
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Old April 5th, 2004, 06:12 PM   #65
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Cool....the development must be quite fast. I was there about a month ago or something, and all I saw was large boards keeping the construction areas out of sight?
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Old April 7th, 2004, 06:55 AM   #66
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I hope the renovation works in T2 do not take away that nice "cozzy" feeling that the current layout of the terminal provides. Modern and "glassy" is nice but I want Changi to keep that incredible warm feel that sets it apart from other modern airports like HK and KLIA.

And please remove this ugly new carpet ! Who the hell chose such ugly colors
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Old April 7th, 2004, 02:28 PM   #67
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I hope the renovation works in T2 do not take away that nice "cozzy" feeling that the current layout of the terminal provides. Modern and "glassy" is nice but I want Changi to keep that incredible warm feel that sets it apart from other modern airports like HK and KLIA.

And please remove this ugly new carpet ! Who the hell chose such ugly colors
Haha! Which carpet? You have a picture of it?
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Old April 18th, 2004, 02:09 PM   #68
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Was at Changi recently and saw that they have completed 1 of the arches for the departure hall of T2 shown here.
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Some pics I took showing the construction progress of T3. (taken end of March 04)





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Old April 18th, 2004, 03:07 PM   #70
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Wow...very rare shots indeed! Thanks for them.
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Old April 18th, 2004, 04:05 PM   #71
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Yup I was quite lucky. This time my plane landed using the runway next to T1, and had to taxi all the way to T2, so I got a rare air-side glimpse of the construction.
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Old April 18th, 2004, 09:47 PM   #72
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....continued.....



Terminal 3

Completion: 2007 (projected)
Annual Capacity: 20 million passengers
Configuration: Linear terminal design Single module with centralised passenger-processing taking place on two levels
Gross Floor Area: 331, 000 square metres

Before the design of T3 was opened up to input from specialists, the direction for the new terminal was outlined by its designers. Presented here are images of the new terminal along with two texts: a Statement of Design Intent and a Q&A with the lead voice in the Changi team, Teng Wai Man, who is its principal architect and visionary.
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I realise the design is less avante-garde, but more emphasis has been placed on clarity, simplicity and greenery.
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Old April 18th, 2004, 10:11 PM   #74
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Yeap! Well....here is a whole bunch of computer simulated views of the exterior and interior of the terminal:







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Old April 18th, 2004, 10:17 PM   #75
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A Statement of Design Intent

On the path towards T3, we look for a balance between what we know and what we aspire to, between prudence and enthusiasm. We seek to resolve questions of efficiency and comfort, without ignoring the possibility of drama and excitement.

The traveller of the 21st Century will not be naive. He will know what it means to be well served, what his body needs and his spirit desires. He will expect a tonic for his weary spirit, an uplifting experience that great architecture brings.

How will this be achieved? How can the functional and perceptual be tackled, so that neither vision nor experience fails us? We have to look at all we have learnt. When we ask what is the recipe for the success of Changi, we must in our minds separate the operational from the aesthetic and understand how the two work in synergy.

We must first get the basics right. From signage to baggage sorting systems, we will ensure that the building delivers on its promise of swift service. Once these are in place, users look for the less tangible - the quality of light, the lightness of roofs and skylights, the feeling of openness and transparency, the presence of water and greenery. These are harder to measure and are more about preference and memory.

T3 will push the Changi experience further. It will be modern and expressive, bold in its simplicity yet friend) and sensitive to human needs. It will deliver as always a seamless multi-terminal complex.

Of the possible directions, there are two that best represent the new spirit:

• T3's roof will be unlike anything at Changi. It will be conceived as a single unified element that hovers over the building, connecting space and structure. It will be a wonder to behold for the way it lets light in and draws the eye through. It will also be free of services such as light and air-conditioning fixtures, which will be placed closer to the floor level, making them accessible and easier to maintain.

• T3 will be sensitive to the environment. From lush landscaping to the use of sustainable technologies, the building will be intelligent in the way it uses water and power, ultimately resulting in lower utility bills.

With an undertaking this momentous, one could be too cautious or too reckless. We recognise the challenge and opportunity of T3, its place in Changi Airport and Singapore in the 21St Century.

Extracted from "Singapore Changi Airport, T3 - Form in Context", a submission by PWD Consultants' Airport Development Division to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, dated 21st March 1998
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Vehicular approach to the departure hall:







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Entering the Departure Hall....





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Old April 21st, 2004, 12:29 PM   #79
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nice.. v. nice
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Old April 21st, 2004, 01:43 PM   #80
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Hehe....alot more to come.

Sweeping view of interior:









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