Going Green - A Green Christmas at Wilkie Edge

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Purpose of the project

CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT) consistently involves tenants in its sustainability and environmental conservation efforts. In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, CCT joined hands with LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE) to conceptualise and design environmentally-friendly festive décor-art for Wilkie Edge. Envisaged around the idea of recycling and the reduction of carbon footprints, an impactful and distinctive aerial artwork was created using recycled plastic bottles.

 

Approach

CCT engaged tenants in six of its buildings to contribute 1.5 litre recycled plastic bottles. An estimated 200 recycled bottles were collected over the span of a two-week collection exercise that helped the artwork come to fruition.

 

Results

The resulting artwork, Anemone, depicts how everyday objects can be adapted and transformed into an attractive artwork through the process of recycling and restoration. The shapes and styles of the bottle-flowers were calculated mathematically, and the result is an intricate, undulating landscape of rounded curves and tinted exteriors. The artwork is tinted in bright, joyful colours as an ode to a winter flower of the same name. Anemone serves as a visual getaway into an abstract, unusual, almost surreal world. It also symbolises the immense creative power of the human mind and the endless quest for beauty.

 

"We would like to thank the tenants who contributed used plastic bottles for the festive decorations at Wilkie Edge. While Christmas is traditionally a season of giving, we wanted to do something different this year in the spirit of conservation instead. Creating festive decorations out of recycled materials reflects CCT’s commitment to sustainability and is part of our on-going effort to ‘green’ our office environments for the well-being of our tenants. This collaboration with LASALLE is also our small way of supporting the local arts education community. Depending on the feedback from the Wilkie Edge tenants, we may consider exploring similar initiatives for our other office developments next year.”

- Lynette Leong, Chief Executive Officer