Kinetic Rain art installation at Singapore Changi Airport
Thousands of metal raindrops moving together to create stunning patterns and shapes
27 Mar 2022
Kinetic Rain art installation up close /
Kinetic Rain art installation up close / @travelleryt1

When Terminal 3 at Singapore Changi Airport opened in 2008, it was hailed as a “game-changer” for air travel. This sleek modern building is a far cry from the utilitarian airport terminals of the past, and sets a new standard for airports.

One of the most striking features of Terminal 3 is the art installation known as Kinetic Rain. This massive art installation consists of thousands of metal raindrops moving together to create stunning patterns and shapes.

About Kinetic Rain

Kinetic Rain is a large-scale kinetic art installation installed at Changi Airport in Singapore. This art installation consists of 1,216 bronze drops that hang from the ceiling and move with choreography, creating the illusion of raindrops falling in slow motion. The art installation is 15 meters (49 feet) wide and 10 meters (33 feet) high. It consists of 1,216 bronze drops that hang from the ceiling and move choreographically, creating the illusion of raindrops falling in slow motion.

Kinetic Rain art installation at Changi Airport /
Kinetic Rain art installation at Changi Airport / @elena_felixovna_

The art installation was designed by German artist Christopher Bauder and created by Singaporean company Art+Com. It was installed in Changi Airport Terminal 1 in 2012.

Kinetic Rain is activated by sensors that detect the movement of people passing beneath it. The art installation then responds with a choreographed movement sequence that lasts for two minutes. The order is different each time it's activated, meaning no two Kinetic Rain experiences are the same.

Kinetic Rain in action

The installation of Kinetic Rain is part of a wider redevelopment project undertaken by the Changi Airport Group to improve the passenger experience at Changi Airport. In addition to Kinetic Rain, this project also includes the installation of artwork and other art installations throughout the airport terminal.

The kinetic rain art installation is just one of the many art installations that can be found throughout Changi Airport. Others include a beautiful butterfly garden, a stunning sunflower garden and a serene rainforest.

With world-class facilities and stunning art installations, Changi Airport Terminal 3 is truly a sight to behold.

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