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Changi Airport Terminal 3
Terminal 3 is recognisable from its expansive rectilinear roof, which is a unique horizontal stroke right from the dramatic cantilever over the kerbside, across the Main Departure and Arrival Halls to the aircraft-apron on the other side. Its underlying complexity lies in its details, which are derived from the layering of ceiling panels, baffles, skylights and high-tech 'butterflies', creating a random aperture pattern build-up that evokes a rainforest canopy.

The natural luminance of the interior spaces is enhanced by the patterns and textures of the floor and feature wall surfaces. It is a space that not only offers the latest in airport facilities, but also a new experience for passengers.

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Engineering (M&E)
The Mechanical & Engineering design strategy is predicated on the reduction of energy use for this round-the-clock facility. Extensive daylighting minimises the daytime use of artificial lighting, and also results in decreased cooling load. In its high-volume spaces, the air-conditioning is thermally stratified while airlocks check cooled-air loss. The intelligent building management system is interfaced with the flight schedule, controlling the switching on of lights and air-conditioning in the dedicated gate-hold rooms, just before they open for passenger waiting. Sensors were also provided for the control of toilet lights and to run escalators and moving sidewalks only when in use.

Project name Changi Airport Terminal 3
Location Singapore
Completion Date 2008
Gross Floor Area (GFA) 380,000 m²
Typology Airports
Project Cost SGD 1,100,000,000.00
Client Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS)
    BCA Design and Engineering Safety Excellence Award 2010 (Merit)
    Category: Institutional and Industrial
    BCA Green Mark Awards 2010 (Gold)
    Category: Existing Non-Residential Buildings
    BCA Universal Design Mark Awards 2008 (Silver)
    FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2010
    SIA Architectural Design Awards 2008 (Honourable Mention)
    Category: Industrial, Transport and Infrastructure
    SIA-Hunter Douglas Design Competition 2010
    Category: Completed Projects