CPG Corporation

Founded and headquartered in Singapore, CPG Corporation is one of Asia’s leading full service professional development consultancy firms. Armed with a complete suite of consultancy services comprising architecture and engineering, infrastructure, building development and management services, it has etched its mark on distinctive projects that span the globe.

Together with close to 2,000 talented and passionate individuals, it has achieved a widely acclaimed portfolio and expanded its footprint internationally to over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America, driven by its quest to export its thought leadership outside of Singapore.

It delivers creative and integrated business solutions that fulfil every intricate infrastructural and building requirement. In recognising the increasing need to go beyond brick and mortar, it infuses sustainable techniques that transcend multiple disciplines across all projects that it undertakes, in a bid to develop smart cities of the future.

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Q&A with Pauline Ang, CPG Corporation: Is building demolition always necessary, especially in view of the climate crisis?

Q&A with Pauline Ang, CPG Corporation: Is building demolition always necessary, especially in view of the climate crisis?

You’re teaching a workshop at Archifest 2023 titled “Showflat Afterlives”. Can you give us a summary of what it is about and why our readers should be interested in it? Showflats are a staple feature of real estate developments in Singapore. Given the temporal condition of showflats, how can we rethink their design to better address issues of decarbonisation and, specifically, building circularity? Can a showflat shed its “interim” condition – the theme of Archifest this year – and become a showflat in perpetuity, albeit for different developments?  Using Lentor Modern as a case study, Showflat Afterlives will delve into the design of showflats and the material assemblies that are typically used in their construction through the lens of circular design concepts. This will be an intensive four-day workshop in which student participants will research commonly used building materials to understand their impact on the environment, examine current design practices and explore design strategies that facilitate reuse or recycling. An example of a circular design principle is to design for disassembly. This means that the building is designed in such…