News 2013

5 December 2013

Gardens by the Bay (Bay South) Receives President's Design Award 2013

We are proud to announce that Gardens by the Bay (Bay South Garden) has been awarded the prestigious “President’s Design Award 2013 – Design of the Year”.

An excerpt from the Jury Citation:
“The Gardens by the Bay is an ambitious project of national importance that catalyses the new downtown urban space, drawing local Singaporeans and visitors alike to enjoy the place. Growing from the vigorous vision and consummate passion of Dr Kiat W Tan, the Gardens by the Bay is brilliantly integrated into a remarkable oneness of different expertise and knowledge.”

About the Award:
The President’s Design Award 2013 is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines. In its eighth year, the President’s Design Award represents the pinnacle of recognition in Singapore’s design sector. It honours the significant achievements and contributions of the nation’s design talents and is awarded to designers who have pushed the envelope to make a significant difference to the community through design that improves the quality of life. Their contributions should have also enhanced human potential and national competitiveness, moving beyond mere aesthetics.

The Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore, and is jointly administered by DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority.

To find out more, please visit the President's Design Award website on Gardens by the Bay.

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2 December 2013


Xiamen Zhongshan Park Station Project Awarded “Best Urban Design Project 2013”

The Xiamen MRT Line One-Zhongshan Park in Fujian, China was awarded the “Best Urban Design Project 2013” at the Singapore Institute of Planners (SIP) Planning Awards on 28th November 2013.

Held once every two years, the Awards is organised by the SIP and it recognises excellent work rendered by leading urban planning and consultancy firms in Singapore. Besides design excellence, the winning entry should also reflect a significant advancement in its practice for the benefit of the community.

A total of 25 entries were submitted for the three categories of entry in this year’s awards, namely:
1. Best Urban Design Project
2. Best Planning Project
3. Best Student Planning Project

Kudos to the CPG Consultants team for the hard work and for winning this accolade!

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25 November 2013


CPG Consultants on KISS92FM - Great Women of Our Time Awards

Nina Yang, Executive Director of CPG Consultants, will be fronting a live radio interview with DJs Maddy, Jason and Arnold, from KISS92FM about her recent win at the Great Women of Our Time Awards 2013.

She will be going on air with Maddy, Jason & Arnold in the Morning show!

The radio broadcast details as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Time: 9.15am to 9.30am

Do tune in to show your support!

About Maddy, Jason & Arnold in the Morning
From 6am - 10am, the down to earth, intelligent and energetic trio offers the latest news and informative lifestyle snippets ranging from travel, beauty and parenting. Together with all the great songs in one place and exciting prizes for listeners, Maddy, Jason and Arnold in the Morning is set to brighten up your day.

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15 November 2013


CPG FM Staff Awarded Environmental Champion

We are proud to announce that Mr Ganesan s/o Kulandai, Property Executive (Security) from CPG Facilities Management was selected as one of the 10 environment champions to launch the Clean and Green Singapore (CGS) 2014 alongside the Guest of Honour, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 26 October 2013.

When asked about his win, Ganesan said “Indeed, I am honoured to be amongst the 10 Environment Champions for this year's Annual Clean and Green Campaign launched by PM Lee. I am delighted to contribute positively to the environment and will continue to strive to make Singapore a clean and green city.”

CGS 2014 is co-organised by the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources, National Environment Agency, South East Community Development Council, National Parks Board and Public Utilities Board. The event showcases the proactive efforts of individuals and community groups whose commendable efforts have contributed to safeguarding and nurturing a clean and green environment.

These environment champions have in their own way made a difference to the environment. Their contributions range from simple acts like keeping their neighbourhoods litter-free and going on house visits to collect recyclables for recycling, to spearheading initiatives at their workplaces to promote environmental sustainability.

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7 November 2013


CPG in FuturArc - CPG Corp Celebrates 180th Anniversary

In an article published on its website yesterday, FuturArc ran a story on CPG’s extensive portfolio, our move to embrace sustainability and enter into new overseas markets.

Read the online article here:
Futurarc - CPG Corp Celebrates 180th Anniversary

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4 November 2013


CPG In The News - CPG Corporation Turns 180

Following a series of celebratory events in line with our 180th anniversary, some related news articles have been splashed across the major dailies from last week.

Many of these articles have traced CPG's history from past to present and also showcases our growth and regional reach, positioning us as an organisation that has played an integral part in Singapore’s nation building.

Saturday’s Straits Times also featured an interview with Mr Khew Sin Khoon, President & CEO of CPG Corporation.

Read one of the online articles here:
AsiaOne - Flying the local flag

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8 September 2013


Inauguration of the New Tuy Hoa Passenger Terminal Building, Vietnam

On 8 September 2013, Vietnam’s aviation sector reached another milestone with the inauguration of the new USD 19 million Tuy Hoa Passenger Terminal.

The project, which includes new aircraft apron, passenger terminal building, car parks and airport access roads, was completed in 18 months. CPGairport was appointed by the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) as the planning and design consultant. The airport, with a capacity of 800, 000 passengers per annum, will be a new gateway to the eastern region of the Central Highlands which has been identified as the up and coming tourism and services destination.

Its opening was a colourful ceremony graced by Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Mr Nguyen Xuan Phuc. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Nguyen stressed the importance of this project: “The completion of Tuy Hoa airport has important implications for the socio-economic development of the province of Phu Yen and Tuy Hoa City, and most importantly, boosting tourism of the beautiful Tuy Hoa City.”

Tuy Hoa Passenger Terminal will mark the successful completion of the fourth airport project in Vietnam designed by CPGairport over the past eight years. It also marks another successful collaboration between CPG and ACV.

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23 August 2013


Singapore Women's Weekly - The Great Women of Our Time's Award - Vote for Nina!

One of the most popular local women’s magazines, Singapore Women’s Weekly released the nominees for the ‘Design & Style’ category of “The Great Women of Our Time Awards, 2013” in its June issue.

In its latest issue, Nina Yang, Executive Director of CPG Consultants, has been featured once more for her significant contributions to the Architecture and Urban Planning industry and society.

Serving as an inspiration to many other women, Nina’s influence will spur many of us to make the most of life.

Do show your support for Nina by voting for her!

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13 August 2013


PM Services for Junction City & Junction Square Extension @ Yangon, Myanmar

PM Link has been awarded a contract by one of the leading property developers in Yangon, Myanmar to provide project management services for Junction City, a mixed development comprising retail, hotel, residential apartments, and offices at Bogyoke Aung San Road. The GFA for Junction City Phase 1 is 115,000 m2.

In addition, the team will also be rendering PM services for the extension wing of an existing retail mall - Junction Square in Yangon, Myanmar. Junction Square opened its doors to the public in March 2012 as the largest mall in Yangon, Myanmar. It is situated between Pyay Road and Kyundaw Street and takes up an area of 27,000 m2. It is also the first shopping complex in Myanmar to house several internationally renowned brands and three Cinema halls including a 3D hall. The estimated GFA for the extension wing is approximately 70,000 m2.

The project cost for Junction City and Junction Square is estimated at US$300 million and US$60 million respectively.

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30 June 2013


CPG on Channel U - 哪里出问题? - Shoot It!

“哪里出问题? - Shoot It!” is a new 13 episodes, 60 minutes infotainment/variety series programme which will be aired on Channel U every Tuesday, 8pm starting 25 June!

7 of our staff will be featured on the programme. Do show your support by staying tuned! The telecast dates as follows:

• Episode 2 (2 July): Tan Guoyi
• Episode 4 (16 July): Lan Wanyun
• Episode 5 (23 July): Huang Caijin
• Episode 6 (30 July): Tan Shao Yen
• Episode 7 (6 Aug): Lee Soo Khoong
• Episode 9 (20 Aug): Goh Ngan Hong
• Episode 12 (10 Sept): Nina Yang
• Episode 13 (17 Sept): Goh Ngan Hong

You can also catch the episodes on XINMSN Catch-up TV after the programme air date.

About the Programme “哪里出问题? - Shoot It!”:
The programme adopts the use of fun and intriguing ways to educate viewers on little known places or national monuments in Singapore. Leading one team member each, the programme's outdoor hosts, Li Teng (李腾) and Ling Yi (汤灵伊), will transform into "problem masters", competing against one another by looking around

Singapore and consulting professionals for interesting "problems" for their rival team to solve. When the teams meet, game master and programme host Quan Yifeng (权怡凤) will then take control as the teams’ crack their brains into solving puzzles set by their opponents. Through the "transcendence" games designed for the teams, the program hopes home viewers and contestants will understand and learn to appreciate the local history/infrastructure which have been playing a big part of our lives, through which, discovering Singapore’s rich heritage and culture.

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21 May 2013


SGBC Green Building Individual Commendation Award Conferred to CPG Staff

We are pleased to announce that Jerry Ong, Vice President (Architecture) of CPG Consultants has been conferred the Building and Construction Authority - Singapore Green Building Individual Commendation Award.

The new award category was introduced this year and it seeks to recognise the efforts of young professionals who have shown dedication and contribution in creating a green and sustainable built environment in Singapore.

Jerry was largely involved in the design of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital which has won 13 awards to date. These comprise the Building and Construction Authority Green Mark Platinum Award and the BCI Green Leadership Award.

Find more information about the conferment of the award here.

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21 May 2013


Ground-Breaking Ceremony of Vinh Airport, Vietnam

As the nation of Vietnam prepared for their week's long Liberation Day celebration on 26 April 2013, Vinh City ― the birthplace of the beloved hero of national liberation, President Ho Chi Minh, in particular was bustling with the gathering of the National Assembly Chairman, the Party and State leaders, members of Politburo, revolution veterans, ministers and distinguished guests at the Vinh airport site to mark the ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a new Passenger Terminal Building.

CPG Consultants is honoured to be appointed as the principal design consultant for this development and also to be able to attend the prestigious ceremony.

The Passenger Terminal Building is designed to handle a capacity of 2 million passengers per annum at a development budget of USD 36 million. The Client, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam’s brief from our client, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam called for the New Terminal Building design to be contemporary in outlook. This enables a progressive image to be presented to the visitors and residents of the area and simultaneously relate to the lotus flower as a design expression for the Passenger Terminal Building, reflecting the inspiration of the “Lotus Village” to passengers arriving and departing from this new facility. The airport will be unique in terms of its functionality and efficiency. It is adaptable and internally flexible for international and domestic use.

The architectural expression elects to treat the form as one roof. The interpretation of the lotus is then studied as a structure and interpreted as tapering stem-like columns that rise from the ground-plane and flower as four-way angular-petal skylight molds. These feature structures and apertures pattern the double-height spaces with a play of light-openings and

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faceted-surfaces above the Meeters & Greeters Plaza and the Arrival Baggage-Claim Hall. The composition of the roof is as an elegant modular assembly of light and surface, inspired by the cultural significance of the region to the whole nation of Vietnam.

Slated to open its doors to the public in end 2014, the new Vinh airport will be the iconic gateway to the Nghe An and the North Central region, providing wider connectivity to boost economic activities and tourism opportunities.

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7 May 2013


Can Tho International Airport Passenger Terminal awarded Second Prize in Vietnam's National Architecture Award 2012

Can Tho International Airport Passenger Terminal has been conferred the National Architecture Award 2012 by the Vietnam Association of Architects at its 65th Anniversary Ceremony held in Hanoi on 25th April 2013.

The strikingly commanding roof-featured design by CPGairport was awarded the second prize.

“This award recognizes the talent and hard work of architects, planners and writers who strive to develop our country. The awards is also the most respected recognition of excellence and it encourages creative thinking and social responsibility of Vietnamese architects of all generations,” quoted the President of Vietnam Association of Architects.

140 completed works by domestic and foreign architects from all over Vietnam vied for the coveted biannual awards.

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12 April 2013


Changi Airport Voted World's Best Airport Again

Changi Airport has once again been voted as the world’s best airport in the Skytrax World Airport Awards. It last won the title in 2010.

Changi also bagged the awards for Best Airport in Asia and the Best Airport for Leisure Activities.

Thank you for voting for Changi Airport, it is once again voted as the world’s best airport in the Skytrax World Airport Awards.

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1 April 2013


Happy 14th Birthday CPG!

CPG Corporation officially turns 14 today!

This year, we will be commemorating the former Public Works Department of Singapore's (PWD) 180 years of experience in developing and managing a portfolio of local and international projects. Indeed, we have certainly come a long way and contributed significantly to the growth of the building industry.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your dedication and efforts to making CPG who we are today. Without your support, the company would not have been able to realise its full potential.

Happy Birthday, CPG!

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27 March 2013


CPG In The News - LHZB and MyPaper Feature - Vietnam Noi Bai Airport Terminal

Lian He Zao Bao 联合早报 (LHZB) and MyPaper both featured CPGairport’s winning scheme for the Noi Bai Airport Terminal in today's papers.

LHZB ran a prominent photo story on the back page of its financial pages and the article in My Paper took up half the space on the first page of the Chinese news section.

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6 March 2013


BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Primary School at Bukit Panjang Site 16

The latest of our projects which has won the much coveted BCA Green Mark Platinum award is a new single session primary school sited at Bukit Panjang.

The design of the school seeks to continually stimulate students’ curiosity through built environments everywhere in the school. Fun learning spaces, group breakout areas and lush green landscaped spaces keep young minds captivated, promoting the culture of lifelong learning. Spatial flexibility or multiple usage spaces provide an active learning environment, encouraging social interaction and a comprehensive holistic education. It also further tests the idea of mid-rise schools in Singapore as land becomes increasingly sparse with an elevated playfield. The school also aims to foster ecological stewardship in its students by being one of MOE’s first Greenmark Platinum schools.

The school is slated to welcome its first batch of students next year.

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4 March 2013


CPG In The News - BT Feature - Breathing New Life into Old Homes

The weekend edition of Business Times published an article in its ‘Personal Spaces’ column. The two page spread features the home of Patrick Tan, Vice President of CPG Consultant's education team.

The feature explored how old homes can be refurbished to inject new life into them, and how Patrick and his wife adopted creative ideas to add zest to their humble abode.

Read the online article here:
AsiaOne - Breathing new life into old homes

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19 February 2013


BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Crest Secondary School

Crest Secondary School has been awarded the BCA Green Mark Platinum award. This win marks a significant milestone for us as it is the first MOE school project which has obtained the Green Mark Platinum.

The campus, situated at Jurong East is one of two specialised schools for Normal (Technical) students and it welcomed its first batch of students in January this year. Crest Secondary School works closely with the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) and industry partners to develop programmes and attachment opportunities for its students. It also provides ITE Skills Certification (ISC) for its students in facilities management, mechanical servicing retail services and hospitality services.

Crest Secondary School adopts the sustainable strategy of using the school building as an educational model in sustainability. As students receive their vocational training for ISC, they are able to gain a better understanding of the processes involved in sustainability.

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7 February 2013


BCA Green Mark Platinum Award for Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital (NTFGH – JCH) has received the BCA Green Mark Platinum Award.

Launched in 2005 as an initiative to drive Singapore's construction industry towards more environment-friendly buildings, the BCA Green Mark Scheme is intended to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise environmental awareness among developers, designers and builders when they start project conceptualisation and design, as well as during construction.

This marks the second BCA Green Mark Platinum Award that CPG Consultants has received to date for a hospital project, the first being Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

Slated for completion in 2015, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital (NTFGH-JCH) seeks to be a next-generation healthcare hub in Singapore; comprising 8 levels of specialist clinics, a 700-bed general and 286-bed community hospital, the complex introduces a superlative healthcare continuum from acute to step-down care.