Passengers entering the Departure Check-in Hall at Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 can expect to stop in their tracks and be captivated by a new art installation. Kinetic Rain, as it is titled, takes pride of place at the terminal, enchanting visitors with its fluidity, distinctive shapes, elegant and refined movements and precision-perfect technology.
How it works
- Location: Changi Airport Terminal 1, Singapore
- Kinetic Rain is the world’s largest kinetic art sculpture
- The sculpture comprises 1216 bronze droplets
- There are 16 different programmed themes including a plane, a dragon, hot air balloon and a kite
- Each droplet is powered by its own motor in the ceiling above
- It took 20 months to conceptualize and complete the sculpture
- A custom built computer programme controls the movement of the droplets
- Smartphone enabled passengers can scan a QR code for an audio guide at the display boards at the T1 Departure Check-in Hall
The last thing you’d expect to find in any airport is a sculpture of this scale and refinement. We think it symbolizes Singapore’s Changi Airport and the Garden City perfectly.
About Changi Airport
Changi Airport is the world’s most awarded airport having garnered more than 400 accolades since it opened in 1981. To serve passengers and visitors from the world over, there are 360 retail stores and 130 food & beverage outlets across the airport’s four terminals. Changi handled more than 46 million passenger movements in 2011, an annual record. Today, it serves some 100 airlines flying to over 220 cities in about 60 countries and territories worldwide. A flight takes off or lands at Changi roughly once every 100 seconds.