Changi introduces glass garden

SINGAPORE, 18 December 2017 – Passengers at Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Transit Hall can now enjoy a refurbished Central Piazza including “feature gardens”.

The airport’s latest addition is a garden made up of elegant glass dandelion sculptures named  “Crystal Garden”.

The Crystal Garden is brought to life by tiered garden beds incorporating flowering plants and 12 spheres of artisan dandelion glass sculptures in varying sizes.

Inspired by the flora and fauna of the other gardens in Changi Airport, the glass sculptures glow with luminance, creating the illusion that they are floating on pools of water or swaying in a breeze.

Central Piazz is home to brand new Louis Vuitton store which opened its doors at the weekend. It marks the brand’s first duplex airport store in the world. It joins the ranks of The Shilla Duty Free cosmetics & perfumes duplex and the DFS Wines & Spirits duplex at the Central Piazza.

Louis Vuitton’s arrival at Changi Airport completes the trio of duplexes at T3’s Central Transit Hall, raising passengers’ retail experience by another notch up. A linkway at the mezzanine level above the Crystal Garden connects all the duplex stores and offers passengers the luxury of browsing seamlessly across the three retail spaces.

“The Crystal Garden is designed to engage the senses of travellers while capturing the carefree spirit of travel, as it greets travellers when they first step into T3’s Transit Hall,” said Changi Airport Group executive vice president of commercial, Lim Peck Hoon.

“Louis Vuitton’s definitive French charm and distinct travel heritage plays up Changi’s image as a world-class shopping destination. We are delighted to welcome Louis Vuitton to Changi Airport.”

Specially conceptualised for the Central Piazza, the Crystal Garden is the seventh feature garden at Changi Airport. It comprises 1,735 Bohemian glass components hand blown with different finishes, giving the sculpture richness and texture. Embracing the philosophy that nature soothes, the Crystal Garden gently integrates nature into the Central Piazza, presenting travellers with an interesting juxtaposition of poetic calm amidst a burst of colour and activity.

The seeds of the dandelions floating across the Crystal Garden represent passengers on their onward journeys, spreading out to different corners of the world, as seeds would travel.

Behind the Louis Vuitton duplex store, the Central Piazza also offers a new open lounge with plush seating and soft lighting, a dedicated working area and individual charging points, all carefully designed to enhance the T3 experience for all travellers.

(Changi Airport Story)