Singapore’s Changi Airport broke ground today on its new terminal 4, slated to be completed and launched by 2017 and capable of handling 16 million passengers a year. With the start of construction, the airport operating company also released its design renderings (in the gallery above), with 15,000 sq m of retail and food and beverage space. The overall design is inspired by the local orchid petal.
The new operating keyword is self-serve, a nod to general Singaporean sense of efficiency. These self-service and automated options will be offered at check-in, bag drop, immigration clearance and departure- gate boarding. The self-service kiosks will be available at T4 throughout the day, or for those unfamiliar with the self-service options will be assisted by roving check-in service agents.
T4 will be a two-storey, 25-metre-high building with a gross floor area of 195,000 square metres. The terminal’s showpiece is a 300-metre-long Central Galleria which separates the public zone from the restricted zone.
And this being Changi, it will be lush green, garden filled, as it has done with other three terminals.
The new terminal is being built where the former Budget Terminal was located. Once T4 opens in 2017, it will bring Changi’s total annual passenger capacity to 82 million.
More info in the release embedded below: