Tallest Indoor Waterfall in the World Supplied by Collected Rainwater at Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport

The new symbol of Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport is a wondrous seven-story indoor waterfall designed by Safdie Architects. The “Rain Vortex,” as it’s called, due to the fact that this 130-foot beauty is supplied by collected rainwater which flows through the center of the greenhouse with an inverted glass dome. This magnificent waterfall has just been opened and it has few additions including five stories of shopping, play area enclosed with nets, and the Shiseido Forest Valley – a terraced garden with smaller waterfalls. Fascinatingly, 10,000 gallons of water is being pumped through the circular installation per minute through the ‘Rain Vortex’. The glass of the dome is thick enough to completely absorb any noise from aircrafts taking off and landing. Also, it was tested for pilots and air traffic controllers too, checking if it would distract them by reflecting the light in a certain way. At this moment this is the tallest indoor waterfall created today, but in the near future a 164-feet-tall waterfall will rise at the Grimshaw’s new Quingdao Eden Project.

Welcome to the “Rain Vortex” designed by Safdie Architects

It has just been opened and it has a few additions including five stories of shopping, play area enclosed with nets, and the Shiseido Forest Valley

Shiseido Forest Valley is a special terraced garden with smaller waterfalls to gaze upon

130-foot waterfall is supplied by collected rainwater flowing through the center of the greenhouse with an inverted glass dome

Dome’s glass has been tested for reflecting light distractions to pilots and air traffic controllers

And it is thick enough to completely absorb any noise coming from aircrafts taking off or landing

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