DesignCurial ranks the best airports in the world, featuring the SOM-designed Terminal 3 at Changi Airport in Singapore. The terminal's rooftop illuminates the space via skylights paired with aluminum louvers that allocate natural light during the day and diffuse artificial light in the evening.
Curbed features two SOM-designed projects in a roundup of beautiful airports around the world, originally published in May, 2017. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's Terminal 2 and Changi International Airport's Terminal 3 are recognized for innovative and culturally resonant designs.
In a report on seven of the most “architecturally stunning” airports around the world, Bisnow includes Terminal 3 at Changi International Airport in Singapore. The SOM-designed terminal features 919 skylights, a 5-story vertical garden, and numerous amenities for travelers.
CNBC reports on the World Airport Awards, an annual ranking of the world's best airports by the airport research firm Skytrax. Singapore's Changi International Airport, featuring the SOM-designed Terminal 3, tops the list for the fourth consecutive year.
Passenger Terminal World magazine recently named 20 of its favorite airports built in the last 20 years. SOM played a significant role at four of the selected hubs: Changi International Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, San Francisco Airport, and Auckland Airport.
Effective airport designs are often underappreciated, as it is easy to take them for granted when things go smoothly. The best airports get the small things right in a big way.