Design elements for Jewel Changi Airport and Doha's airport are not copies: Experts

The expansion plans for Qatar's Hamad International Airport feature an indoor waterfall and massive gardens (left) that are strikingly similar to what Jewel Changi Airport offers.
The expansion plans for Qatar's Hamad International Airport feature an indoor waterfall and massive gardens (left) that are strikingly similar to what Jewel Changi Airport offers.PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, HAMAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

SINGAPORE - Experts weighing in on the comments by Qatar Airways chief Akbar Al Baker say that while parts of Jewel Changi Airport may bear some resemblance to elements of a new airport facility planned for Qatar's Hamad International Airport in Doha, it does not mean they are copies.

They say the design elements have been around for some time, and have been applied around the world.

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