9 JULY 2012
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We have chandeliers at Atlanta (more next week), classic telephone boxes in Heathrow (this issue) and bronze models at London City to name just a few airports with an artistic bent. Not to be outdone, Changi, easily the most aggressive airport when it comes to PR, has now gained a significant piece of decoration.
Kinetic Rain, said to be the world's largest kinetic art sculpture, has been unveiled at Singapore Airport.
The sculpture takes pride of place at Terminal 1's Departure Check-in Hall and it is installed as part of the terminal's upgrading project that started in May 2008.
Kinetic Rain was created over a span of 20 months. Artists, programmers and technologists were engaged to analyse the space available at T1 and conceptualise a masterpiece that would be representative of the new terminal.
The refurbished T1 is aptly themed ‘Tropical City’ in keeping with Singapore’s garden city status and where rain is very much a part of the tropical climate.
An audio commentary and official video are also available for visitors who wish to know more about Kinetic Rain. All they have to do is scan the QR code present at the display boards at the T1 Departure Check-in Hall with their smartphones www.changiairport.com/terminal1
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