34) What so special about this ceiling?

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This is the main reflective roof ceiling of Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3.
This unique roof has a second name – “butterfly roof”.  As the name has it, the butterfly-like automatic reflector panels open up its wings and reflect natural light from the open skylight and illuminate the open space beneath.

The daylighting system helps to reduce energy usage by minimizing daytime use of artificial lightings.  It also results in decreased cooling load for air-conditioning.
During the night, the skylights will be lighted up by artificial lightings, and the reflectors will do the same job as in the day as an Eco-Ambassador.

Beneath the impressive roof, a distinctive 15m high vertical garden call The Green Wall, spanning 300m across the building enjoys and dances in the light of glory.

When you look up the ceiling, you see a group of eco designers spreading their warm gestures and friendly handshakes.  That is where I salute them with the great job they have done to conserve energy and our environment.

36 thoughts on “34) What so special about this ceiling?

    Seyi sandra said:
    November 11, 2012 at 1:43 am

    It’s great and ingenious… very practical indeed!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      yes! is Eco friendly, and thanks for stopping by Sandra,cheers!

        Seyi sandra said:
        November 12, 2012 at 4:30 am

        You’re welcome Sydney, your blog is just superb!

    adriancharliehoran said:
    November 11, 2012 at 2:00 am

    I’m glad to see someone make something both fascinating and beneficial to the environment – great post :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      thanks for your compliments, Adrain! see you around! :)

    cindy knoke said:
    November 11, 2012 at 3:35 am

    Ingenious design!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm

      yes, indeed! and I would like to thank you for being my honored follower,thanks Cindy! :)

    Don said:
    November 11, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Magnificent and so intriguing. Really beautiful.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:33 pm

      thanks, Don! you are one of my favorite Blogger too! cheers! :)

    marysmemories said:
    November 11, 2012 at 5:31 am

    What an unusual sight. I wonder how many people notice as the go to/ arrive from their plane?
    I like the photos.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

      that is true! we always take things for granted, but on the other hand how many people look up ahead instead of the air ticket and the plane? LOL! cheers Mary!

    YellowCable said:
    November 11, 2012 at 6:51 am

    Sometime it worth to look up to see the ceiling!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      also beware of the traffic! LOL! cheers, my yellowcable!

    friendlytm said:
    November 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Very interesting and educational to me. Thanks for a great post!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      you are most welcome! :)

    midnightvisitor said:
    November 11, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Oh, Butterfly Ceiling, what a lovely name. We like it. Actually we were pretty fasinated by the airport ceilings, such as the one in Jakarta and we got photos too. Nice pictures.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      I am sure we have many fascinating stuffs in the world, is up to us to see with our own eyes! thanks midnightvisitor!

    Charron's Chatter said:
    November 11, 2012 at 8:52 am

    want one!!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      is come with a pair! LOL! thanks Charron!

    Rexlin Victor said:
    November 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    Interesting!!! Good post…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      thanks Rexlinc, cheers! :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm

      oops, spell your name wrongly! see you Rexlin!

    Opalla said:
    November 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Ingenious design, and very Singaporean in that it is goal-orientated.

    likeitiz said:
    November 12, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Beautiful! I will share this with my Eco-conscious friends. This is one airport I have yet to experience. Have not been to Singapore, Sydney.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

      okay! I hope I see you on the street! :)

    Frances antoinette said:
    November 12, 2012 at 12:34 am

    Very nice…on my next trip to Asia in the Spring, I hope to be able to visit Singapore for a couple of days and see this architectural element of the airport.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 12, 2012 at 12:56 am

      okay! but don’t leave your luggage behind! LOL! see you then!

    dilipnaidu said:
    November 12, 2012 at 12:49 am

    Way to go! Inspiring.

    kelihasablog said:
    November 12, 2012 at 2:02 am

    Wow… that’s really interesting and unique… Good job! :D

    evilnymphstuff said:
    November 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    They did an awesome job indeed! Not only is it eco-friendly but it’s so creative and beautiful!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      Not many people concern about the ceiling specially a check-in and out place which full of joy and season greetings. thanks for your visiting!

    CK said:
    November 13, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    That’s so cool! Will check this the next time I use Terminal 3.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      don’t forget to check out your luggage! :)

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