News 2012

31 December 2012

Inaugural Issue of spark Newsletter by CPG Corporation Out Now!

Our newly rebranded newsletter, Spark, is out!

So what is the inspiration behind our winning title?

The spark of an idea sets the core foundation of any good building design. It represents our creativity and innovation in developing world-class infrastructure and buildings across multiple continents and the zest and vibrancy amongst the team of talents in CPG. In this first issue of spark, we look back at the past 12 months with pride as our hard work come to fruition.

Do visit our Media Room now to view the exciting first issue!

Spark Issue 1, 2012

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28 December 2012

 

Project Management Services for the Upgrading of St Joseph Institution

PM Link has been awarded a contract for the provision of Project Management services for the upgrading of St Joseph Institution (SJI).

SJI will be undergoing an upgrading exercise to become one of the secondary schools in the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Integrated Programme (IP). Under MOE’s latest specification, an indoor sports hall will be constructed during the upgrading.

Currently located at Malcolm Road, SJI will be moving to a holding school at the former ITE Bishan Campus and will be back to its original location by December 2015.

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15th November 2012

 

Project management Services for SCDF's Fire Stations

We are pleased to announce that PM Link has secured its first contract from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

The contract entails the provision of project management services for a new fire station in Sentosa. The development of the new facility seeks to replace the existing Sentosa Fire Post with better equipped facilities.

Upon completion, the new fire station will stand at 4-storeys tall. Its estimated project cost is S$20M. Construction is expected to commence in January 2014 and complete by January 2015.

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15th November 2012

 

CPG In The News - Straits Times Feature - Singapore Solution for Bogota Road Woes

South American city, Bogota, has turned to Singapore-based CPG to help keep the traffic gridlock at bay.

The capital of Columbia, about twice the size of Singapore, has 7.4 million people and 1.6 million vehicles, of which 53 percent are cars.

The six-month feasibility study by CPG will be completed next month.

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7 November 2012

 

CPG In The News - Business Times, Lian He Zao Bao & Yahoo News - Vientiane New World

Today’s Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报), Yahoo News and yesterday’s Business Times each featured an article on the Vientiane New World undertaken by CPG Consultants. The team is responsible for the master planning and urban design of the 43-hectare site.

Laos capital, Vientiane, is shaping up into a modern city with the development of Vientiane New World, a massive urban planning project. The first phase of the development sees the completion of 50 luxury ASEM Villas to support Laos’ hosting of the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on 5-6 November 2012. Visiting heads of states and delegates will be housed in these villas.

The project will transform the once sleepy town into Vientiane’s first modern mixed-use development providing international-standard commercial, retail, entertainment, business, residential and tourism facilities and amenities.

Read the online article here:
Yahoo News - CPG in charge of mixed-development in Laos

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6 November 2012

 

CPG In The News - Vientiane New World

Today’s Business Times (BT) featured an article on the Vientiane New World Project undertaken by CPG Consultants urban planning team, who is responsible for the master planning and urban design of the 43-hectare site.

Laos capital, Vientiane, is shaping up into a modern city with the development of Vientiane New World, a massive urban planning project. The first phase of the development sees the completion of 50 luxury ASEM Villas to support Laos’ hosting of the 9th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) on 5-6 November 2012. Visiting heads of states and delegates will be housed in these villas.

The project will transform the once sleepy town into Vientiane’s first modern mixed-use development providing international-standard commercial, retail, entertainment, business, residential and tourism facilities and amenities.

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23 October 2012

 

Project Management Services for the Upgrading of Maris Stella High School

Despite keen competition, PM Link successfully secured a contract for the provision of Project Management Services, for the upgrading of Maris Stella High School.

The upgrading, which includes the construction of a new indoor sports hall for each of its primary and secondary school campuses, will meet the ‘New Design Norms and Single Session Primary School’ specifications under Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Phase 3 Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Programme. It will also be aligned with MOE’s Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools (PRIME) for Secondary Schools.

The Primary campus is scheduled for completion by December 2015 and the Secondary campus by end of June 2016.

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10 October 2012

 

Gardens By The Bay Bags Top Award At World Architecture Festive 2012

Gardens by the Bay emerged as the big winner at the prestigious World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2012, held last week at Marina Bay Sands.

The 5th World Architecture Festival awarded the “World Building of the Year” to this landmark development, one of Singapore’s most visited attractions to date. The Gardens also won the best display building for its two conservatories, “Flower Dome” and “Cloud Forest”.

The Bay South Gardens welcomed a whopping one million visitors barely eight weeks after its opening.

 Gardens by the Bay bags WAF Award

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28 September 2012

 

CPG In The News - Lianhe ZaoBao Feature - Green Homes

Today’s Lianhe Zaobao (联合早报) features a trend story on green homes gaining traction in Singapore.

In this three page spread, Patrick Tan, Vice President of CPG Consultants lets the reporter into his abode and shares with us the green features behind his dream home.

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26 September 2012

 

World Architecture Festival 2012

World Architecture Festival (WAF) 2012, the world’s largest festival and live awards competition dedicated to celebrating, and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe, is scheduled to take place between the dates of 3 to 5 October 2012.

CPG's involvement for the globally acclaimed event as follows:

3 October 2012
• CPG Consultants sponsors the WAF Garden Party which will take place at Gardens by the Bay

5 October 2012
• Gardens by the Bay and Solaris @ one-north have each been shortlisted for a WAF 2012 Award. CPG Consultants undertakes the role as Principal Consultant and Lead Architect for the respective projects.
• Mr Lim Choon Keang, Senior Vice President of CPG Consultants will be sitting alongside many internationally renowned architects and professionals as one of the judges for the WAF 2012 Awards.

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20 September 2012

 

Changi Airport is World's Best for the 25th Time

Readers of “Business Traveller” magazine have voted Singapore Changi Airport as the world’s best again.

This is the 25th time the airport has topped the list since the awards were launched in 1984. The results were determined by readers and authenticated by an independent auditing company.

With a comprehensive range of available facilities within the three terminals, international passengers will find themselves spoilt for choice.

Changi Airport is the most awarded airport in the world and has garnered over 400 accolades since it opened its doors to the public in 1981.

 Changi Airport Terminal 3

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8 August 2012

 

New Appointment at CPG Advisory, China

We would like to announce that Mr. Lee Joon Shin, previously Senior Vice President, CPG Advisory, China (CPGA) will be appointed Managing Director of CPGA as of 8 August 2012. Joon Shin will be taking over from Mr. Cheng Jew Kien who has left CPG to pursue other career interests.

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6 August 2012

 

CPG In The News - Straits Times Feature - Central Fire Station

The Sunday Times' is featuring a four – part series on century-old buildings in Singapore.

In its piece yesterday, the writer talked about the rich heritage features behind one of CPG’s projects, the Central Fire Station and the changes in design which brought new life to the building. Miss Linda Pang, Studio T, was interviewed for her involvement in the restoration of the Central Fire Station.

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30 July 2012

 

CPG on Channel News Asia's AMLive!

Channel News Asia (CNA), a major Asian news broadcaster and the most watched news channel in Singapore will be featuring a segment behind the sustainable agenda of Gardens by the Bay (GB) in the programme “AMLive!”.

Mr Khew Sin Khoon, President & CEO of CPG Corporation has been invited as one of the two spokespersons to speak at this live TV segment, together with Mr Bosco Lam, Associate (Wilkinson Eyre Architects).

Details of the programme as follows:
Date: 2 August 2012, Thursday
Time: 7am to 9am
Programme: AMLive! on Channel NewsAsia (www.channelnewsasia.com/amlive)
Presenters: Steven Chia & Yvonne Yong

Do stay tuned!

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5 July 2012

 

CPG In Eco-City and Green Building

The Chinese article, “Solaris: Soaring to Greater Heights in Sustainable Design”, contributed by Mr. Lim Choon Keang, Senior Vice President of CPG Consultants was published as a feature paper in the spring issue of the quarterly magazine, Eco-City and Green Building.

The magazine which is jointly published by School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua Urban Planning and Design Institute and RCC China Ltd, seeks to expound on the unique designs and features of Solaris@one-north.

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29 June 2012

 

CPG Consultants Participate in World Cities Summit (WCS) & Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2012

The joint opening ceremony for the World Cities Summit (WCS), the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore 2012 will take place on 1st July 2012 at Marina Bay Sands (MBS).

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will be the Guest of Honour at the event, a global platform for government leaders and industry experts to share innovative urban projects, forge partnerships and explore new ways of addressing the challenges of planning “Livable and Sustainable Cities”.

CPG UP and ENVD are participating in the WCS & SIWW respectively.

Ms Nina Yang, Executive Director of CPG Consultants will also be speaking on "Arena, Scale & Diversity" on Tuesday, 3 July.

Registration is free of charge. Visitors may register at Hall B Level 1 of Sands Expo & Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands.

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8 June 2012

 

CPG Appointed by Brunei Ministry of Health to Master plan the Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleh (RIPAS) Hospital

CPG Consultants has been appointed by Brunei Ministry of Health to provide a master plan for the expansion, upgrading and refurbishment of Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleh (RIPAS) Hospital at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam.

RIPAS Hospital, the main tertiary and largest hospital in Brunei Darussalam is located on a 15.38-hectare site within the capital Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei-Muara District. RIPAS Hospital, a 555 bedded hospital started operations 28 years ago. The hospital has evolved from being a primary and secondary healthcare provider to a tertiary referral centre, teaching hospital and a multidisciplinary institution providing a wide range of specialist services.

RIPAS


RIPAS Hospital currently offers 62 types of clinical services comprising different specialties and subspecialties. The latest specialised services include the Oral Maxillo-Facial/Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Department (OMF), Intensive Critical Care Units, Neurosurgery, Haematology and Paediatric Dentistry. The hospital is equipped with advanced equipment to cater to the different specialties for diagnosis and therapy.

It is envisioned that RIPAS Hospital will continue to play a pivotal role as a state-of-the-art tertiary care centre. It will also retain its position as a centre of excellence for acute care services, in other suitable areas of specialties as well as a teaching hospital.

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7 June 2012

 

CPGairport Awarded Fourth Passenger Terminal Design Project in Vietnam

Along the south central coast of Vietnam, a shoreline known for its succulent seafood and striking seashells, lies Tuy Hoa, the capital of Phu Yen province. This regional centre marks the location of CPG’s fourth and most-recently awarded passenger terminal design in the fast developing nation.

The site of the new Passenger Terminal for the existing airport is set close to the sea, presenting a spectacular tropical beach-resort feel to passengers upon their touchdown. Inspired by the conical seashell of the East Sea - which Tuy Hoa is a key gateway to, the main roof of the design comprises a rhythm of vaults, taking the form of a structure rising in a single soaring curve over and beyond the concourse roof, and creating a column-free spacious interior washed with daylight. 

 Tuy Hoa Airport

The brim of a sweeping semi-circular canopy greets passengers on the landside, which also shelters the ground level driveway. The new Passenger Terminal Building is single storey with a mezzanine Departure Lounge level, and will have centralised security screening checkpoint.

Piling works for the new Passenger Terminal Building will commence by July 2012 and the fast tracked design and development is expected to be completed by 2014. The airport at Tuy Hoa will then boast a dynamic, streamlined design, as one more, new and contemporary terminal, located along the air-routes of this geographically elongated country.

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1 June 2012

 

Launch of Two New CPG Websites

We are glad to announce the launch of our brand new CPG Corporation website today, 1st June 2012.

The new corporate website will boast a brand new look and serves to provide an overview of the scope of services which the CPG Corporation group of companies offers.

The CPG Consultants website has also been launched and it features a spectrum of projects of diverse typologies.

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17 May 2012

 

CPG Wins Two Key Awards at Singapore BIM Competition 2012!

Congratulations to Human Dynamics for winning the awards!

Finally! The results of the intensive 48-hour Singapore BIM (Building Information Modeling) Competition 2012 were released last night. Emerging with victory, CPG successfully secured two key awards, namely:

1) Winner for Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration Category and
2) Best Team For The Innovative Use of BIM

Our BIM heroes, Human Dynamics, comprise a group of talents across a multitude of disciplines. The team was at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center this morning to receive the awards. 

 120517 bim competition win

Human Dynamics Team Members:
• Poh Wee Kiat Webb (Team Leader)
• Luu Hoang Long
• Dennis Co Reyes
• Radiah Binte Abdul Rajak
• Saw Thant Lwin Tun
• Salimah Binti Mahadi
• Tan Guoyi
• Alan Foo Tze Ee
• Yan Naing Bo
• Tan Chee Kiang Steven

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9 May 2012

 

CPG Participates in Singapore BIM Competition 2012

CPG is proud to have our very own team, Human Dynamics take part in the Singapore Building Information Modeling (BIM) Competition 2012, organised by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore.

Participants will face challenges of endurance, determination, quick-responsiveness and creativity during the period of the competition that will span across 48 hours between 8th to 10th May 2012.

Visit the official website and progressive video submission of Human Dynamics now.

The following are the list of representatives from the team:
• Poh Wee Kiat Webb
• Luu Hoang Long
• Dennis Co Reyes
• Radiah Binte Abdul Rajak
• Saw Thant Lwin Tun
• Salimah Binti Mahadi
• Tan Guoyi
• Alan Foo Tze Ee
• Yan Naing Bo
• Tan Chee Kiang Steven

Good luck Human Dynamics!

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8 May 2012

 

New Appointments at CPG Corporation's Top Management

With the completion of the divestment of the CPG group of companies on 30 Apr 2012, Mr Pang Toh Kang will relinquish his position as President & CEO of CPG Corporation with effect from 1 May 2012.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Khew Sin Khoon as President & CEO of CPG Corporation with effect from 1 May 2012.

Sin Khoon has been with CPG and its predecessor, Public Works Department, since June 1984. Since corporatisation in April 1999, he has amassed over 28 years of experience as an architect and served in various capacities within CPG, including Executive Vice President (Architecture Group) and his latest position as Managing Director of CPG Consultants and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of CPG Corporation.

He has worked on many significant landmark projects including Gardens by the Bay, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, New Supreme Court Building, New Phoenix Park Complex for the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters and other numerous projects in the region.

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4 May 2012

 

CPG Consultants Awarded at BCI Asia Top 10 2012

Following the year 2011, CPG Consultants is once again honoured to be awarded one of Asia’s Top 10 Architects this year.

Slated to be held at the Conrad Hotel tonight, 4th May 2012, the annual BCI Asia Awards ceremony will also present CPG Consultants with the award for FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2012 in the Institutional Architecture Category for projects; Bay East Interim Gardens and Gardens by the Bay.

The BCI Asia Top 10 Awards 2012 is in its 8th running year and has been spanning across countries which include Singapore, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. This prestigious regional event gives recognition to the key industry players who have helped to shape the built environment of tomorrow. It also highlights the important roles of the various stakeholders that contribute to the social and environmental front.

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1 April 2012

 

Happy 13th Birthday CPG!

We are proud to announce that CPG officially turns 13 on 1st April 2012!

The group has come a long way in developing and managing a portfolio of local and international projects, contributing significantly to the growth of the building industry.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for your support and contribution to making CPG who we are today. Without your dedication and support, we would not have been able to flourish to its full potential.

Once again, Happy Birthday, CPG!