Here's why Changi Airport's new Terminal 4 will be the next Insta-worthy hotspot

Here's why Changi Airport's new Terminal 4 will be the next Insta-worthy hotspot
PHOTO: The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - A theatre of experience. That is what Changi Airport Group (CAG) claims about the new Terminal 4.

Looking at the art installation that the airport has decided to include in the upcoming terminal, it looks T4 will very well be the next Instagram hotspot for Singaporeans.

According to CAG, the art pieces at T4 were specially curated  for a visually immersive experience and passengers can admire them as well as taking pictures of and with them.

Great place for OOTD's shots for sure.

Here's what you can expect to see:

1. Petalclouds

Petalclouds is a 200 meters vast kinetic installation spanning along the Central Galleria.

Photo: Changi Airport Group

Inspired by orchid petals, the symmetrical shape that can be found throughout the architecture and interior design of the terminal creates a fascinating and continuous interplay of form, animated light, and reflections that can be seen from all around the terminal.

Photo: Changi Airport Group

Each of the six clouds consists of 16 individual petal elements that are each suspended on two motors with four wires. The wires are used to animate the movement of the petals as well as to transmit power to the lighting elements inside them.

Despite the considerable engineering and technolog driving the system, the sculpture moves gracefully, creating a feeling of lightness and timelessness.

It's so beautiful, watching it will give you goosebumps:

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The highly interdisciplinary artwork was developed together with award winning contemporary composer Olafur Arnalds, engineering specialists of MKT AG and a construction team from Takenaka Corporation

2. Immersive wall

A 70 by 5-metre immersive wall spans across the Central Departure Screening Area.

The LED display will have 17 different immersive content capsules.Photo: Changi Airport Group

Each content capsule will last about two to four minutes, showcasing Singapore's skyline, ASEAN landmarks, and also a whimsical animated clip of suitcases' being screened before flight.

The high definition content, totalling 50 minutes for the whole cycle, will be produced by Montreal-based multimedia company Moment Factory

But take note that this feature is within a security zone, so if you want to take a selfie, you might want to do so before entering the queue for security checks and don't get caught doing it. 

3. Heritage Zone

Local Singapore culture takes centre stage at the special Heritage Zone.

Photo: Changi Airport Group

Paying tribute to the evolution of Singapore's rich Peranakan heritage, the facade replicates the shophouses that can be seen in the likes of Katong and Chinatown from the 1880s to the 1950s.

Photo: Lianhe Zaobao

The facade design is displayed chronologically beginning in the 1880 with the Baroque design, followed by Rococo in 1910, the unique local Peranakan design in the 1920s, and the adoption of Modern Decor in the late 1930s.

4. Peranakan Love Story

Other than the facades, another key feature of the Heritage Zone will be Peranakan Love Story, a six-minute theatrical performance of an unlikely romance between two passionate musicians.

Photo: Lianhe Zaobao

The video will be played on a 10 by 6-meter LED screen spanning two shopfront bays of the Peranakan facade.

The film will star a strong ensemble of local cast, including Adrian Pang, Koh Chieng Mun, Amy Cheng and Benjamin Kheng.

Local artist Adrian Pang.Photo: The Straits Times

The film was developed in collaboration with Singaporean composer, Dick Lee, as well as Moment Factory.

5. Travelling Family 

These aluminuim sculptures are designed and made by Kurt Metzler from Switzerland.

Photo: Changi Airport Group

He was inspired when he travelled with his own family through Changi Airport in 2009. 

In these sculptures, he wanted to portray observations of hectic, excitement and elegance all at once.

If you think these sculptures look familiar, it could be probably because you have seen his works before in other parts of Singapore.

Urban People, which is located at Ion Orchard.Photo: The Straits Times

So when the terminal opens in a few months time, snap away!


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