CPG Marks 20 Years Since Corporatisation with New Singapore Record

CPG Management and Staff presenting the completed Largest Artwork made of Fabric Strips at CPG20 event on 25 April 2019 at Marina Barrage
CPG Management and Staff presenting the completed Largest Artwork made of Fabric Strips at CPG20 event on 25 April 2019 at Marina Barrage

Singapore, 25 April 2019 – CPG Corporation (CPG), one of Asia-Pacific leading multi-disciplinary infrastructure and building management consultancy, celebrated its 20 years since corporatisation on 25th April, Thursday by setting a new record for the largest artwork made of fabric strips, using solely upcycled materials to promote sustainability.

Held at Singapore’s Marina Barrage, the half-day event saw over 500 CPG staff, including architects, engineers, project managers and facility managers, come together to weave the silhouette of Singapore’s noteworthy structures, the likes of Gardens by the Bay, the National Gallery of Singapore and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, using upcycled fabric strips, wood and nails.

A Singapore Legacy. An International Footprint.

CPG has helped laid the foundation of Singapore for over 186 years, from its inception as Singapore’s Public Works/ Convicts in 1833 to the formation of the Public Works Department in 1946, to its current identity as CPG Corporation, after undergoing corporatisation in 1999. During these 20 years as a corporatised entity, CPG has ventured into more than 25 countries over the world, with offices in China, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Macau, India and the United Arab Emirates.

Er. Leong Meng Sun, Vice-President (Civil and Structural Engineering) at CPG Consultants, a subsidiary of CPG Corporation, said: “We at CPG are honoured to have helped shaped and accompanied Singapore as she grew to be a modern metropolis today. Looking ahead, we will work hard to continue to be at the forefront of the built environment industry in Singapore and abroad.”

Dr. Vajahat Hussain, Chief Executive Officer of Amity Education Middle East, said: “Well-thought out design concepts and excellent client servicing is what you can expect from CPG. We started working with CPG when we built our first school in the UAE and continued to work with them as we opened more education institutes in the region. They have been instrumental in creating innovative spaces for learning and also building our brand identity.”

New Singapore Record with Largest Artwork made of Fabric Strips

As CPG’s commemoration coincides with Singapore’s bicentennial year, the idea of creating a unique artwork to recreate the silhouettes of several significant CPG projects that have and continues to define the Singapore cityscape was formed. 10 iconic projects across different typologies were selected, and they include:

  1. National Gallery Singapore (2015)
  2. Cavenagh Bridge (1869)
  3. Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (2010)
  4. Gardens by the Bay Supertree Grove and Conservatories (2012)
  5. Changi Airport (Terminal 1 – 1981, Terminal 2 – 1990, Terminal 3 – 2008)
  6. The Istana (1869)
  7. The Rochester (2011)
  8. Woodlands Checkpoint (1999)
  9. Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Orchard (2008)
  10. Nanyang Technological University Learning Hub / The Hive (2014)

For over 2 hours, CPG management and employees took turns to weave the artwork, measuring 4.5 metres by 0.3 metres (on a 4.5 metres by 0.6 metres panel). Upon completion, CPG was awarded the Singapore Book of Records certificate for the- Largest Artwork made of Fabric Strips.

With Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) selected as one of the 10 projects in the commemorative art piece, Mrs. Chew Kwee Tiang, Chief Executive Officer, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital shared, "CPG was involved in the planning and design of Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and played a key role in bringing into reality our vision of KTPH as a hassle-free hospital for our patients. Today, our patients and members of the public are beneficiaries of a patient-centric environment, set within a "Hospital in a Garden, Garden in a Hospital."  The awards we have won, such as the President’s Design Award 2011, Singapore Institute of Architect’s Building of The Year 2011 Award and the Stephen R. Kellert Biophilic Award 2017, are testimonies of CPG’s design flair. We congratulate CPG on their 20th anniversary and wish them success in their future endeavours."

“Throughout CPG’s almost two centuries of developing Singapore, we have completed many projects that we are deservingly proud of,” said Mr. Khew Sin Khoon, President and Group CEO of CPG Corporation. “This record-setting event not only brought about closer collaboration and connectivity between our CPG colleagues, it also ties together the past, present and future of CPG into a visual commemorative art piece that promotes the idea of sustainability,” Mr. Khew added.

In support of the nation’s push towards a year of zero waste, all materials used during the CPG20 event for the city silhouette artwork are from sustainable sources, such as used t-shirts, recycled yarns and fabrics, disused cotton and polyester, repurposed fabric textiles, as well as recycled industrial wood and iron nails. CPG staff were further encouraged to keep sustainability in mind through taking part in several hands-on upcycling activities, such as creating their own self-watering planters out of recycled plastics and paperboard pouches from old milk cartons.

The finished city silhouette art piece will be displayed at Marina Barrage’s Sustainable Singapore Gallery for two weeks during May, to educate visitors on the importance of sustainability in the built environment industry. The art piece will then be housed within CPG’s Singapore headquarters as a reminder to staff to always keep sustainable principles in mind when designing and building future developments in Singapore and abroad.


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About CPG Corporation

CPG Corporation (CPG Corp) is in the business of shaping enduring spaces for today and the future.

As the corporatised entity of the former Public Works Department of Singapore, CPG has played a part in shaping Singapore’s skyline with landmark developments such as Singapore Changi Airport, Gardens by the Bay, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, National Gallery Singapore, as well as the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus.

Together with more than 1,500 talented individuals in the CPG group of companies, CPG Corp is one of the leading development professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, providing a full spectrum of infrastructure and building development and management services. Today, the company operates in seven countries, and has established a presence in four key regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.

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Hear from our CPG management and staff as they offer well-wishes for the firm's 20th anniversary since corporatisation.