CapitaLand Young Architect Programme

CapitaLand Young Architect Programme (CLYAP) is funded by CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) and supported by the People’s Association (PA), Community Development Councils (CDCs) and National University of Singapore (NUS). CLYAP aims to inspire the younger generation to play a role in shaping real estate of the future and sets out to empower the community in rethinking the design and infrastructure of public spaces around their neighbourhood through participatory design.

In the first edition of the programme, 70 secondary students from low-income families went through a three-month mentorship programme that began on 1 July 2017, centred on participatory design, to understand the spatial needs of users of various community spaces. These aspiring young architects actively sought inputs from residents and other stakeholders in their neighbourhoods to develop ideas for a diverse range of communal spaces, including void decks, pavilions for senior citizens and youth centres.

The students were mentored by product and design experts of CapitaLand who shared their in-depth knowledge of the building industry, and advised them on how to apply design and architectural concepts as well as develop feasible solutions for the community. Students from NUS ‘Architecture Design Facilitation’ course also joined as mentors. The CDCs are conducting feasibility studies to explore implementing some of the winning designs in their respective districts.

CLYAP culminated in the students’ prized works being featured in a public exhibition at the Level 2 atrium of IMM outlet mall, from 3 to 12 November 2017. Aside from having their projects on display, five students from the inaugural cohort who clinched the Young Architect Award, will each be rewarded with a special student immersion programme with CapitaLand during the December school holidays. The immersion programme involves experiential tours of CapitaLand’s iconic properties in Singapore and the opportunity to work with project development experts from CapitaLand.

CapitaLand Young Architect Programme is developed under the CapitaLand-People’s Association Community Development Fund set up in November 2016.

Past Events

2017
  • The CapitaLand Young Architect Student Immersion Programme

    CapitaLand Young Architect Student Immersion Programme is designed to enable promising students architects from the CLYAP to gain deeper insights and understanding of real estate developments and also to understand the application of architecture design concepts they have picked up during the three-month CLYAP workshops in real project developments.

    From 4 - 12 December, four CapitaLand Young Architects learnt about design and architecture after visiting more than 10 CapitaLand properties in Singapore.

    Read more about the student immersion programme at our live blog!

    Event Photographs

  • CapitaLand Young Architect Prize Presentation Ceremony @ My Schoolbag

    CapitaLand is stepping up its efforts in engaging the public to co-develop sustainable solutions for public and common spaces in Singapore.  Through its CapitaLand Young Architect Programme, 70 secondary students from low-income families went through a three-month mentorship programme centred on participatory design, to understand the spatial needs of users of various community spaces.  These aspiring young architects actively sought inputs from residents and other stakeholders in their neighbourhoods to develop ideas for a diverse range of communal spaces, including void decks, pavilions for senior citizens and youth centres.  CapitaLand today unveiled the students’ designs at its annual corporate philanthropy event - My Schoolbag.

    Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Limited and Director of CapitaLand Hope Foundation, said: “CapitaLand Young Architect Programme was introduced not only with an aim to inspire the younger generation to play a role in shaping real estate of the future; it also sets out to empower the community in rethinking the design and infrastructure of public spaces around their neighbourhood.  By adopting a more participatory design process together with the community, everyone became an integral part of this co-creation process.  It also shaped the students’ design towards a more relevant and purposeful one.  Tapping on the wealth of expertise and experience of different stakeholders and design professionals, these students wonderfully demonstrated through their respective works, how existing community spaces can be enlivened and rejuvenated through good design and programming.”

    Mr Lim added: “CapitaLand has been at the forefront of transforming the built environment through our extensive design, development and master planning capabilities.  We fully understand the significant effect a well-designed space – be it green parks, open plazas or shaded atriums, can have on our overall well-being.  We are very pleased to be able to also involve our children beneficiaries in this journey of engaging the public in designing sustainable spatial solutions, and we will continue our commitment to create more spaces which are well used and loved by the community.”

    CLYAP culminated in the students’ prized works being featured in a public exhibition at the Level 2 atrium of IMM outlet mall, from 3 to 12 November 2017.  Aside from having their projects on display, five students from the inaugural cohort who clinched the Young Architect Award, were rewarded with a special student immersion programme with CapitaLand during the December school holidays.  The immersion programme involves experiential tours to CapitaLand’s iconic properties in Singapore and the opportunity to work with project development and design experts from CapitaLand.

    Click here for the News Release

    Event Photographs

  • Launch of CapitaLand Young Architect Programme @ CapitaLand Digital Festival

    CLYAP was launched on 8 July 2017 at the CapitaLand Digital Festival by Mdm Low Yen Ling, Chairman of Mayors’ Committee and Mayor of South West CDC, Mr Desmond Tan, Chief Executive Director of People’s Association, Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of Department of Architecture at National University of Singapore and Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Limited and CHF Director.

    Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Limited and Director of CHF, said: “At CapitaLand Digital Festival this year, we are showcasing various emerging technologies that would complement or disrupt our real estate business. As part of CapitaLand’s commitment to building communities, we want to inspire the younger generation by giving them a peek into what the future holds – sparking their curiosity and encouraging them to join CapitaLand in challenging today’s norms so that together we can build exciting spaces of tomorrow.”

    Event Photographs

    CapitaLand Young Architect Programme Launch! From left: Mr Desmond Tan, Chief Executive Director of People’s Association, Mdm Low Yen Ling, Chairman of Mayors’ Committee and Mayor of South West CDC, Mr Lim Ming Yan, President & Group CEO of CapitaLand Limited and CHF Director, and Professor Ho Puay Peng, Head of Department of Architecture at National University of Singapore. 

    Mdm Low Yen Ling and Mr Lim Ming Yan helping CLYAP beneficiary with her windmall model.