The 'Rain Vortex' in Changi Airport Will Fall Over Nine Storeys

By: Joey Haar - Sep 7, 2016
References: wetdesign & wired
The new 'Rain Vortex,' an indoor waterfall design by WET, a firm specializing in extensive water elements, is set to be one of the most impressive human-made water creations in the world. The Rain Vortex waterfall will be a ring of water that falls from the ceiling of Singapore's Changi Airport's atrium. At a height of over nine storeys, this will make Rain Vortex the tallest indoor waterfall in the world.

The impressive feat will be achieved thanks to an architectural quirk already present in Changi Airport. The building's central atrium is constructed with a glass dome that dips in the center -- akin to a giant glass donut. By removing glass from the center of this shape and placing water pumps on the roof, the water can fall directly from the top of the airport to the ground.