The 40-metre-tall Rain Vortex – the world’s tallest indoor waterfall – is the centrepiece of Singapore’s recently opened Jewel Changi Airport.
The waterfall pours down seven storeys from an oculus in the glass domed roof of the Safdie Architects-designed building at the airport.
Buro Happold engineered the glass and steel bagel-shaped roof, which spans more than 200 metres at its widest point, while Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architects created the climate-controlled indoor forest.
Singapore experiences frequent thunderstorms, so the Rain Vortex has been designed to funnel rainwater at a rate of 10,000 gallons per minute.
This stream of water will naturally cool the air under the dome, with the captured water will be re-used in the building.
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