Project Name: Changi Butterfly Garden
Location: Terminal 3, Changi Airport, Singapore.
Setting another milestone is Changi Airport’s Butterfly Garden, where Entopia Consulting was awarded to be their consultant and developer. It was opened in 2008 and being located within the airport, it has pioneered to be the first of its kind in the world with a state of art architecture, landscaping and garden design.
The butterfly garden is designed to be a tropical nature retreat for passengers of Changi Airport Terminal 3’s Departure and Transit Mall to have a quick rest and relax from travelling. It is home to more than 1,000 free flying Singapore butterflies, and close to 50 butterfly species native to Singapore and Malaysia were specifically selected to be bred in the butterfly garden.
The two-storey open-air enclosed garden is protected by a curved-shaped roof made out of high quality stainless steel mesh and unique glass windows, facing Changi Airport’s large airfield. It was designed in this manner to keep the butterflies in, maintaining exchange of wind and natural air which is vital to the survival of butterflies while maximising the butterflies’ flight activity.
Visitors walking inside this enclosure can view and enjoy the beautiful scenery of a waterfall which keeps the garden cool even at noon, and traversing a garden on timber walkway, the feeling being close to nature with exotic jungle plants and an unimaginable sight of colourful butterflies. Singapore’s media claimed that it is the most beautiful event that they had covered for Changi Airport.