There are airports. And there are airports.

A far cry from some of the dull hangar-like boxes, here's how Singapore Changi Airport could look like in a few years:

This is not science-fiction. (image credit: Safdie Architects)

SIN is considered one of the best airports in the world. Some argue it's even the best.. The World Airport Awards gave it its 2014 nod and Business Traveler Magazine has named it the best for …26 consecutive years.

The existing Terminal 3 is already quite stunning with its vertical garden and ethereal design that allows a maximum of daylight.

But this, called Project Jewel, is definitively taking it a step further. 

I'm going to miss my flight by just admiring the architecture. (image credit: Safdie Architects)

It won't come cheap either, between 1.5 and 2 billion USD. 

The structure will sit in front of Terminal 1 (which is not the prettiest, for those who know it) and connect all the existing buildings together, plus Terminal 4 set to be completed in 2017.

The project should allow SIN to accommodate 85 million passengers (it currently is the 6th busiest airport in international passenger traffic with 53m).

It's also envisioned as a destination per se, even for locals.

A shopping destination for sure, with a single n. (image credit: Safdie Architects)

No completion date is known, although early rumors were mentioning 2018. 

I can't wait to try and attempt photographing the lush structure upon landing. 

It could look marvelous in night landing. (image credit: Safdie Architects)