50 years from now, what kind of homes will our children and grandchildren be living in? What will their offices be like? Will they be able to experience underwater malls and homes? Will the sky be the limit?
“I want to have a home that will expand to become a larger space at the touch of a button once you are inside even though it may be small on the outside. So, all my family members can live together,” says nine-year-old Alethea Leow.
“I would love to have all-in-one super buildings with solar panels, sky gardens, and vertical, anti-gravitational, air-conditioned playgrounds and event spaces to play and party in,” says 29-year-old Joanna.
“I want conveyor-belt pavements so I can just hop onto these mobile pavement and go anywhere I want. It’ll be so much faster and easier to get around,” quips 13-year-old Rohit Joseph.
That’s the kind of blue-sky thinking CapitaLand hopes to generate with its latest initiative, ‘Building Communities – Setting the Stage for Singapore2065’ (#BuildSG2065). Part of the Group’s year-long series of activities in celebration of SG50, #BuildSG2065 began last month with a digital platform, Capitaland.com/BuildSG2065 . CapitaLand invites everyone to imagine what Singapore– be it homes, neighbourhoods, or community spaces - will look like when the country turns 100.
“Through #BuildSG2065, we would like fellow Singaporeans to share ideas about how buildings, homes and green spaces can help build a better future for us to live, work and play in Singapore. CapitaLand wants to give back to the community because we care for our stakeholders and always strive to put them first,” says Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO, CapitaLand Limited.
“Real estate is about more than just creating landmarks. Our buildings have a lasting impact – when we build buildings, we create communities where people can live, grow and fulfill their dreams. As we celebrate SG50, we will journey with the nation to build the stage for the next 50 – Singapore2065. CapitaLand is committed to create a sustainable built environment that enhances the lives of Singaporeans today and in the future”.
Dream Big for Singapore
Skyscrapers that reach to the clouds, communal farms in the sky, gyms that float on water, buildings suspended in the air, an entire dome over Singapore turning it into a temperature-regulated paradise, offices that burrow deep beneath the ground, malls underwater affording us spectacular views of the ocean life – the possibilities for a greener, more sustainable, more dynamic Singapore landscape run the gamut.
Share your ideas – original images, videos and text – at capitaland.com/BuildSG2065 from now till 30 April 2015. A collaborative effort with the Straits Times, #BuildSG2065 is open to everyone, children included.
To help spark your imagination, four categories have been carved out. Go Greenis about harnessing clean, renewable energy and reducing or even eliminating the need for fossil fuel.
Anyone ready for a bedroom that converts to a living area at the touch of a button with intelligent furniture? That is what the category Smart spaces hopes to inspire - thinking out of the box when it comes to what spaces we can convert for our uses as well as incorporating smart objects or systems into our built environments to allow for greater interactivity.Space-age kampungsis about innovative communal spaces - parks in the sky, zero-gravity playgrounds, spaces that can be converted into community areas or parking lots in just seconds.Weatherproof world
“Houses on stilts so even with rising sea levels, we will still be safe and warm at home. We can have glass floors so we can look down at the beautiful water below,” says Pris Wang, 25 years old.
Win Big with #BuildSG2065
#BuildSG2065 will culminate with a showcase of the top 50 submissions at The Straits Times 170 th Anniversary Jubilee Exhibition from July to September where CapitaLand is the Presenting Sponsor.
You will also stand to win prizes at a lucky draw that include CapitaVouchers as well as stays at CapitaLand’s serviced residences in Paris, London and the Asia Pacific.
For polytechnic and university studentswhose entries are chosen, CapitaLand is offering four internship opportunities as well. Meanwhile, every week, five ideas with the most number of ‘likes’ from the public will receive S$50 worth of CapitaVouchers each.
The campaign is part of CapitaLand’s year-long ‘Building People, Building Communities’ celebration to commemorate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee. S$2 million have been set aside for various exciting events and activities including special treats for staff and family members as well as donations to CapitaLand Hope Foundation.
Also part of the SG50 festivities is CapitaLand’s new brand campaign, ‘A stage for life’. The revamped brand promise comes with a new tag line ‘You construct the moments, we build the stage.’ which highlights the Group’s commitment to put its stakeholders first by celebrating the beautiful moments in the lives of communities and building the right stage for these to unfold. Watch out for the ad - on air, online and in print - that captures ‘moments’ constructed by stakeholders at CapitaLand properties depicting the four themes: Dreams, Celebrations, Bonds and Friendships.
Turning 50 is a momentous occasion for Singapore. Looking ahead to the next 50 years adds to the excitement. As we mark SG50, be part of #BuildSG2065. Let your imagination soar and tell us what you think Singapore’s built environment will be like in 50 years.