Discovery Slide at Jewel Changi Airport

Designer: Playpoint (Singapore) and Carve (Netherlands)

Client: Jewel Changi Airport Devt. Pte Ltd

Project type: Architecture

Project country: Singapore

Project website: http://playpoint.asia/projects/discovery-slides-at-jewel-changi-airport/

Designed and built for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this is possibly the world’s first fully-functional space frame structure made of 3D printed components in stainless steel. Reinterpreting the Chinese lantern, it advances a new era of highly resource-efficient designs and unprecedented lightweight architecture. The entirely digitally-designed and fabricated structure minimises construction wastage, increases structural efficiency and creates a positive impact on sustainability.

Research Team: Anna Toh Hui Ping, David Rosen, Vahid Hassani, Jenn Chong, Sourabh Maheshwary, Sihan Wang, Aurelia Chan. SUTD-ZJU IDEA Team: Liu Chi, Huang Kunsheng, Tao Jian, Luo Qihuan.

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