News 2015

 

12 December 2015

CPG in the news - straits times, business times - president*s design award - winning designs

The National Gallery Singapore has been crowned as the Design of the Year 2015, together with 12 other projects and products.

 

An excerpt from the Jury Citation:
“The transformation of the former Supreme Court and the adjacent City Hall to become the National Gallery Singapore demonstrates great sensitivity and respect for the historical architecture, while meeting the exacting requirements of a major arts institution.”

 

About the Award:
The President’s Design Award is Singapore’s most prestigious design accolade. Established in 2006, the Award recognises excellence across all design disciplines.

 

In its tenth 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.

 

An appointed panel of expert jurors from both Singapore and overseas will assess potential Award candidates. The Award is conferred by the President of the Republic of Singapore, and is jointly administered by DesignSingapore Council and Urban Redevelopment Authority.

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2 December 2015

CPG's architects' win at the singapore business review management excellence awards

The most precious resource of a company are in its people. CPG Corporation values its human resource, and is consistently developing talents and staffs' potential to soar and bring the organisation to greater heights.

 

It is with great pleasure that we announce CPG Consultants' recent win at the Singapore Business Review (SBR) Management Excellence Awards - Great Architects Aged 40 and Under. The award ceremony was held on 2 December 2015, Wednesday. Congratulations to the four architects who have won the award, namely Mr. Jerry Ong, Mr. Tang Kai Vern, Miss Tan Shin Wei and Miss Vivien Leong.

 

The award recognises a chosen few architects aged 40 and under that are behind some buildings and homes paving the way for ingenious design and innovation to create an ultramodern cityscape that we now live in.

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24 November 2015

CPG in the news - straits times - stunning communal spaces at the national gallery singapore

The National Gallery Singapore Officially Opens today, and is home to its huge collection of art from South-east Asia. The gallery is created from City Hall and the former Supreme Court. The Gallery is the result of the collaboration between CPG Consultants and French architect studioMilou Architecture.

 

CPG Consultants rendered full consultancy services for this development.

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6 November 2015

national gallery singapore's rooftop garden awarded skyrise greenery award

We are pleased to inform that CPG Consultants has bagged a Skyrise Greenery Award this year. The National Gallery Singapore, an adaptive reuse and conservation project that transforms two of Singapore's most important monuments - the former Supreme Court and City Hall buildings - into one major visual arts institution presenting Singapore and Southeast Asian art.

 

The public space on the rooftop of the Gallery, adorned with garden spaces and water features, has been awarded with the Skyrise Greenery Award by NParks. Due to Singapore's scarce land space, skyrise greenery has increasingly become an important component of sustainable urban development. Therefore, the Skyrise Greenery Award is recognition to projects that incorporate sustainability through the form of skyrise greenery and/or vertical greenery.

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25 October 2015

channel news asia - conservation excellence: national gallery singapore recognised at architectural heritage awards

Four winners were honoured at this year's Architectural Heritage Awards, organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), for going the extra mile to restore conserved buildings and national monuments.

 

One of them is the National Gallery Singapore. It unites two historical monuments, City Hall and the former Supreme Court. The Gallery will open on 24 November.

 

Read on about the article:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/conservation-excellence-4/2216510.html

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20 October 2015

official opening of ntu's the hive by acting minister for education, mr. ong ye kung

Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) The Hive (formerly known as Learning Hub) was officially launched on 20 October 2015. The Hive has 12 eight-storey towers, as well as 56 "smart" classrooms that are equipped with flexible clustered seating, electronic whiteboards, multiple LCD screens and wireless communication tools. These classrooms features significantly differentiates from the traditional classroom layouts.

 

Awarded with the Green Mark Platinum certification, this project is a valuable inclusion to the list of CPG's Green Mark certified projects. Integrating natural ventilation within the premises, the building is open and permeable, maximising air circulation around the towers of tutorial rooms and allowing students to feel as cool as possible. Each room is also cooled using silent convection, which does away with the need for energy-heavy air-conditioning fans.

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12 October 2015

official opening of ng teng fong general hospital by prime minister lee hsien loong

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital was officially opened on 10 October 2015 by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and is one of CPG Consultants' latest completed hospital projects.

 

The official opening was ahead of schedule by six months, to cope with the rising need for hospital beds. Throughout the 102 days since its opening on 30 June this year, the hospital has treated 31,000 patients at its clinics, 16,300 patients in its wards, and 19,000 patients at its emergency department.

 

The Prime Minister was impressed that the fan-shaped wards provide windows for every patient, no matter which class of ward they are in, thereby giving the patients lots of natural light, good ventilation and good views, which will help lift the spirits of patients to help them recover faster. The hospitals, both Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and the Jurong Community Hospital, are eco-friendly, using 40 per cent less potable water than a conventional hospital, and the 550 solar panels completely take care of the hospitals' hot water and landscape lighting needs.

 

Services rendered for this project include Architectural Design, Civil & Structural Engineering, Master Planning, and Transportation Engineering.

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20 July 2015

ground-breaking ceremony for new pasir ris hawker centre

A ground-breaking ceremony was held yesterday for Pasir Ris' first hawker centre, which is slated to open for business in 2017. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean was also present as the guest-of-honour of the ceremony, together with MP of Pasir Ris-Punggol GRC, Mr. Zainal bin Sapari. This new hawker centre will boast 45 cooked food stalls and over 800 seats.

 

The new hawker centre is situated next to the Pasir Ris Sports Centre and is also within close proximity to the Pasir Ris MRT station. It is one of the ten new hawker centres which is part of the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR) hawker centre building programme.

 

Upon its completion, the new hawker centre will boast several pro-family amenities and will serve as a communal space, to foster social interaction between families and the community. Careful consideration was taken to maximise the creation of naturally ventilated spaces and provide patrons with a unique park setting dining experience. To enable for seamless connectivity between the hawker centre and the neighbouring Pasir Ris Town Park, entry points will be located at both floor levels of the hawker centre. In addition, a new cycling park connector will lead cyclists right up the front steps of the hawker centre.

 

The new hawker centre and the Pasir Ris Sports Centre are projects of CPG.

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mr. wayne yeo member of cpg consultants architectural team explaining the project to dpm teo chee hean

Mr. Wayne Yeo, from CPG Consultants architectural team, explaining the project to DPM Teo Chee Hean 

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6 July 2015

singapore's first unesco world heritage site - the singapore botanic gardens

Singapore now has a UNESCO World Heritage Site to call its own.

 

After five years of planning and preparation, the 156-year-old Singapore Botanic Gardens finally won a name as the first botanic gardens in Asia to be labelled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and also the third in a world, besides Orto botanic di Padova in Italy and England's Royal Botanic Gardens.

 

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong and officials from the National Parks Board and National Heritage Board were in Germany to receive the results, where thet received handshakes and hugs from the UNESCO World Heritage Committee's 21 state members after the Singapore Botanic Gardens received a resounding "yes" from the committee.

 

To qualify as a potential World Heritage Site, a place must have outstanding value and meet at least one of the 10 criteria. The Singapore Botanic Gardens met two - having a historical landscape, and playing a role in the interchange of human values.

 

With the Botanic Gardens now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, plans are underway till 2020 to improve facilities at the 156-year-old gardens.

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18 May 2015

cpg in the news - straits times - cpg talent feature

The Straits Times ran a feature on BCA's Rebranding Roadmap to attract and retain young professionals to the built environment sector.

 

Mr. Jerry Ong, Vice President (Architecture) of CPG Concultants was featured as a young architect with the rare skills of specialising in sustainable hospital designs.

 

About Jerry

Since joining CPG Consultants in 2003, Jerry has been involved with the design of various projects ranging from hospitals, commercial and residential buildings, institutions to sports and park facilities. He was also largely instrumental in the development of multiple-awards winning Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, the prestigious 2011 President*s Design Award winner. Jerry has gained invaluable experience from his involvement in a wide range of projects and through which, also showcases his versatility as an architect and designer.

 

For his efforts in the development of sustainable hospital designs, Jerry was awarded the Green Building Individual Award (Commendation) by the Building and Construction Authority in May 2013. The award is recognition of his strong commitment to sustainability and his contribution towards the green building agenda.

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14 May 2015

cpg consultants bags three wins at bca awards night 2015

We are proud to announce that CPG Consultants bagged three awards at BCA Awards 2015 which took place at Resorts World Sentosa on 14th May, namely:


1. BCA Built Environment Leadership (BEL) Gold Class Award
2. UD Mark Gold Award - Springleaf Nature Park
3. Singapore Polytechnic School of Business & Aerospace Hub - Green Mark Platinum

 

The event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Minister for National Development, Mr. Khaw Boon Wan.

Mr. Tan Shao Yen MD of CPG Consultants receiving the award at BCA Awards Ceremony 2015

Mr. Tan Shao Yen, MD of CPG Consultants, receiving the award at BCA Awards Ceremony 2015

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7 May 2015

CPG in the News - channelnewsasia.com - jurong east's increased accessibility likely to draw more major firms

With the rapid transformation of the Jurong East area into a bustling commercial hub over the past seven years, more major firms are attracted to the western side of Singapore. One of Jurong East's newest shopping haven, Westgate, also has an adjacent office towers, known as Westgate Tower. CPG Corporation occupied 5 levels within the 25-storey building, and is the anchor tenant of the development.

 

Read on about the article:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/singapore/jurong-east-s-increased/1831470.html

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31 March 2015

CPG in the News - straits times, business times - four new members appointed to ura board

President and Chief Executive Officer at CPG Corporation, Mr. Khew Sin Khoon, has been appointed as one of the four new board members at the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) with effect from 1 April 2015.

 

With the new appointment changes, the URA Board will comprise a total of 13 members. All appointments will be for a three-year term until 31 March 2018.

 

Read on about the article:

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/new-board-appointments-at-several-government-agencies-from-april-1 

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11 March 2015

cpg in the news - 'tornado' starts interactive learning at ntu

CPG Consultants' latest collaboration with National Technological University (NTU) as well as Heatherwick Studio, unveils the latest project at NTU - The Hive. With the introduction of new learning methods, the Hive helps to promote interactive learning, through the 'flipped classroom' pedagogy. Knowledge transfer from teacher to students takes place before class through various online materials which students can access in their own time. Class time is then better utilised as students actively engage their professors and classmates in discussions and debate.

 

CPG Consultants rendered architectural design consultancy services for this development.

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