Project of the month October 2023
Changi Airport T2, Singapore [SG]

Changi Airport T2, Singapore

Photos: Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport T2, Singapore [SG]
Early 2023
RSP Singapore / BOIFFILS Architecture

Aluminium baffles

3 mm thickness of extruded aluminium profiles; powder-coated in Champagne Metallic; with hand-made legs at angles of 27° and 90°; various dimensions [approx. 38,000 linear metres].

S4 metal ceiling

2 mm thick aluminium, dimension: 570x2486 mm, perforated with 10 different patterns to create a wave-like look [approx. 33.000 m²].

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Far more than just a transport node: with four impressive terminals, Singapore's award-winning Changi Airport attracts passengers and visitors alike. There was good reason in 2023 for the Skytrax Institute in London once again to name Changi the best airport in the world. In the course of renovation work, Terminal 2 has been receiving a gradual facelift. A part of this concept involves ceiling solutions from durlum. In the Departures building, curved aluminium baffles were installed. Powder-coated in Champagne Metallic, these baffles, arranged symmetrically around the columns, create a dynamic atmosphere. The legs on these baffles are hand-made at angles of 27° and 90°.

This constitutes a special kind of technical challenge. The metal ceiling panels in the Arrivals building were perforated with ten different customer specific patterns. This creates an airy and lightweight ceiling pattern that skilfully echoes the sky, populated with numerous clouds.

With about 65 million passengers passing through it each year (Pre Covid-19), Changi Airport in Singapore is one of the most frequently visited airports in the world. To continue maintaining its first class standard, there are plans in future for a fifth terminal that will quite certainly not be any less impressive than the existing ones.

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