Day 4 - Working in the garden
Whether city in a garden or garden in a city, there is no denying that Singapore’s Central Business District is one of the greenest in the world.
Taking a hike around the urban jungle of Singapore, the students had a chance to visit CapitaLand’s commercial buildings. CapitaGreen, Six Battery Road, One George Street and to even check out one of the tallest buildings in the CBD, CapitaSpring – ready come 2021.
The students also learnt about the rainwater harvesting mechanisms at CapitaGreen and went all the way to the top of building to see the the the iconic red "flower" above the 40 storey Grade A office building. The 'flower' actually functions as a windscoop to draw in the cooler, cleaner air from the sky.
They work together with the funnel’s hollow stem that penetrates all 40 storeys of the building to deliver fresh air to tenants via the efficiently designed air-conditioning system.
Growing up in the sharing economy, the coworking space has definitely inspired our young architects.
Visiting the coworking space within Capital Tower, Mr Dion Wong Hong Kai, 14, Changkat Changi Secondary School wished he could have a ‘space for myself and I should even create a space for people to study after school.” Indeed, the future of real estate might just come in different shapes and forms.
Day 5 – TGIF – It’s a wrap!
To crystalise what they’ve learnt. The students presented their findings to Mr Tan Seng Chai, Group Chief People Officer of CapitaLand Group and Executive Director for CapitaLand Hope Foundation. There’s no happy hour for our students, but from the smiles on their faces, it has definitely been a happy and fruitful week!
Mr Law Wei Ming Kelvin, Head of Department (Craft & Technology) from Jurong West Secondary School said: “The CapitaLand Immersion Programme has provided the students wich much invaluable learning beyond the classroom. The immersive experience will no doubt give students a greater insight to the world of architecture as well as real estate development and the possibility of a career there.”