Visitors travelling along Airport Boulevard will notice the gradual formation of Jewel Changi Airport’s (Jewel) iconic infrastructure as work on its distinctive glass and steel façade enters the last lap towards completion.
The entire Jewel facade is made up of more than 9,000 pieces of specially manufactured glass, close to 18,000 pieces of steel beams and over 6,000 steel nodes. The complexity of the façade installation is due in part to the sheer number of components, as well as the custom-made glass panels and steel nodes, with no single piece having the same dimensions and specifications. The entire façade will weigh more than 6,000 tonnes.
Given the unique measurements of each glass panel, the installation process warrants precise coordination to ensure that each panel is fitted into the correct ‘grid’ placement that it is planned for. Meticulous execution is also required as the glass panels are transported from the ground level to the top of the façade for the roof installation. Please refer to the Annex (attached) for more information about the façade installation.
To date, 75% of the overall construction has been completed and Jewel is on-track to open in 2019.