Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed an architect and design consortium to pilot the overall architecture, design concept and construction of Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 4.
Members of the appointed consortium include SAA Architects (lead agency); Benoy; AECOM Singapore; and Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (SEA).
SAA Architects is one of Singapore’s leading architecture firms, while UK-based Benoy is recognised for works such as ION Orchard. AECOM Singapore and Beca Carter Hollings & Ferner (SEA) are civil and structural engineering, and mechanical and electrical engineering consultants respectively.
The consortium is working closely with CAG’s operations and development teams to integrate operational requirements into the T4 design. Workshops are due to be held with various stakeholders to ensure that the design meets the needs of its users.
The two-storey terminal is being designed with the flexibility to meet the operational needs of both regional full service and low-cost carriers. Demolition of the previous Budget Terminal is almost complete and groundbreaking for T4 is expected by the end of this year, with operations due to begin in 2017.
Mr Yam Kum Weng, CAG’s Executive Vice President (Air Hub & Development), said: “Architecturally, the design of T4 will be functional, and yet have its own distinct character compared to the other three terminals at Changi Airport. Due to height restrictions and the area of the site available, T4 will be smaller in terms of physical space and handling capacity. Our focus for the development of T4 will be on its interior and ensuring that the design and layout continues to be passenger-centric and user-friendly. It will offer what passengers want – a good range of leisure amenities, convenient facilities and attractive commercial offerings.