Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed SAA Architects led architect and design consortium to design the $485m Terminal 4 (T4) at Singapore Changi Airport.
Changi Airport Group (CAG) has appointed an SAA Architects-led architect and design consortium to design the $485m Terminal 4 (T4) at Singapore Changi Airport.
The consortium of Aecom Singapore, Beca Carter and Ferner (SEA) has been selected out of five consortia who submitted proposals.
Following the appointment, the consortium has now teamed up with CAG's operations and development teams to incorporate operational requirements into the design of T4 in a bid to make improvements for passengers and terminal staff.
As part of the project, the consortium will conduct workshops with various stakeholders, including airlines, ground handlers, immigration and security agencies, shops, restaurants and cafes, in a bid to design the terminal as per the requirements of each party.
CAG executive vice president (Air Hub & Development) Yam Kum Weng said that the SAA-led consortium delivered the best proposal for T4, which will offer an enhanced passenger experience, while ensuring smooth and efficient operations for airlines and airport agencies.
"Architecturally, the design of T4 will be functional, and yet have its own distinct character compared to the other three terminals at Changi Airport," Weng said.
"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."
Construction on the new two-storey, 160,000m² terminal will start in the fourth quarter of 2013 and is aimed at meeting the requirements of both regional full service and low-cost carriers.
SAA Architects managing director and project Director Yeo Siew Haip said: "Our role is to lead and manage the consortium of specialist consultants from 13 different companies and to work closely with CAG to meet the requirements of multiple stakeholders, in order to deliver the new terminal within three years."
Upon the anticipated commencement of operations in 2017, the terminal will have the capacity to handle 16 million passengers per year and increase the airport's total capacity to 82 million annually.
The new terminal features centralised departure and arrival immigration control and pre-boarding security screening, additional self check-in kiosks, self bag-tagging and self bag-drops, in addition to a fully automated bag sorting system and a multi-storey car park.
Image: The new Terminal 4 at Changi Airport is anticipated to be commissioned in 2017. Photo: courtesy of Changi Airport Group.