Changi Airport Terminal 4 was awarded Universal Design Mark GoldPlus Award for its design approach in providing barrier-free environment for all – people with mobility or sensory impairments, the elderly and the young – to enjoy. Measures adopted include creating mock-ups to solicit user feedback on usability, incorporating surface patterns/textures as visual cues and providing ergonomic social and recreational facilities, making the brief airport visit a pleasurable experience.
The new Terminal 4 has been designed to make airport transit fast, smooth and secure for the millions of passengers flying in and out of Singapore each year. The re-organised passenger flow system and the building’s overall design, which includes a 23-metre-high central atrium, create increased visual transparency throughout the terminal.
About the BCA Universal Design (UD) Mark
Introduced in 2012 as an initiative to encourage UD adoption in development, this initiative accords recognition to developments and stakeholders that adopt a user-centric philosophy in their design, operations and maintenance. It also aims to raise greater public awareness towards user-friendly buildings.