Sunflowers and orchids (including our national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim) adorn the Changi Airport Connector, delighting visitors.
When designing the landscape and deciding on the type of plants to grow along the connector, the team also had to take into consideration user safety and ensure the plants do not cause a blind spot for path users.
Over at HUB & SPOKE, the planning goes down to details such as the types of grass used.
“Instead of the usual cow grass, we used pearl and carpet grass to create a more relaxing and leisure atmosphere at HUB & SPOKE,” explained Shaiful. “We also planted Alocasia to create a resort-like surrounding at HUB & SPOKE.”
One challenge faced by the team were the number of mature trees where HUB & SPOKE is located. In order to preserve the trees as much as possible, the team built and designed HUB & SPOKE such that spaces are interspersed around the trees, creating the garden-like setting that visitors see today. The shower rooms at HUB & SPOKE are also designed with a view of the lush greenery, a first in Changi Airport.