Secrets Behind the Usage of Bali Black Volcanic Lava Stone Cladding in Jewel Changi Airport Singapore
Did you know what is the secret key that brings not only beauty but also many benefits to the Jewel Changi Airport Singapore’s building architechture?
Being named the best airport in the world for 7 years in a row, Changi airport has not shown any sign of slowing down. In the last year of 2018, Changi Airport served 65,628,000 passengers which making it as the 19th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic.
In fact, Changi Airport not only predicated as the busiest airport, it also has been awarded as the Best International Architechture Awards in 2016.
Within the airport, not only for boarding purpose, you can doing also another great activites such as dining, shopping, and walking around the wondrous places here.
One of them is The Jewel. It’s the newest center piece of Changi airport which already attracted many tourists and travelers around the world. The main attraction in the Jewel’s Heart , you can found the tallest indoor waterfall HSBC Rain Vortex located at the center of the main building, surrounded by terraced man-built forest settings.
Changi Airport was built in 2014 with $1.7 billion budget. The construction required hundreds of high-quality world-known plants and materials imported from all around the world.
On this great architechture, you can found of the stunning materials which come from Bali, Indonesia. It’s Black Lava Stone. The elegant Indonesia black volcanic stone has been used as main material of the Jewel’s magnificent claddings.
Design by Moscha Safdie, one of the foremost world-class architecht, his had brave decision with chosen more than 1,000 sqm of the Black Lava to attracted the cladding looks of the Jewel Changi Airport.
What is the purposes of Moscha Safdie with chosen Bali Black Lava Stone as the Stone Wall Cladding for the Jewel’s building? Here’s we explain it for you.
Energy Saving Purposes
Although seamlessly hidden, the Bali Lava Stone Cladding in Jewel Changi Airport Singapore has a crucial duty in keeping the temperature of the majestic building to remain cool. The small porosity of the lava stone allows water to penetrate easily. Water coming down from the waterfall and other watering system are easily absorbed by the lava stones thus help in keeping the cool temperature inside despite its glass rooftop. The sunlight coming from the rooftop is also easily absorbed by the lava stone because of the dark color of the stone, but it will quickly cool off, thanks to the water from the surroundings. The architecture and construction of the building have been tremendously done in meticulous detail so that it is very energy efficient.
Purify The Water
Another benefit in having Bali Black Volcanic Lava Stone Cladding in Jewel Changi Airport Singapore is, it can minimalize the water usage by purifying the water through its pores. Therefore, with the lava stone, the watering system could be reused and recycled. The porous surface makes it easier for water to get absorbed and purified by removing less beneficial substance such as nitrate from the water. The used water then can be clean again and safe to be reused. The architects and designers really have chosen the best material to keep the maintenance cost minimum.
Durability and Weather Resistant
The endurance of Bali Black Volcanic Lava Stone Cladding in Jewel Changi Airport Singapore is estimated to last for hundreds of years because it comes from hardened molten lava under extreme heat and pressure. Another example of the stone usage can be found in Puri Besakih which approximately was built at least 2000 years ago using the Bali lava stone acquired from Mount Agung.
If you are interested in Bali lava stone product, aside from claddings and temples, they have many other various uses that you can incorporate to your home designs. The popular demand for these stones is for home decor such as outdoor tiles and swimming pool tiles. Stone Depot can provide the best stone tile and cladding solution, as they are the expert and experienced with many five stars international and local stone projects.
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