Public Art & Architecture

Art at the properties

In line with CapitaLand's strong support of the arts, CCT’s properties feature beautiful and evocative works by international artists. These art pieces are cleverly placed in our properties to liven buildings as well as for the appreciation of the general public.

Above Below Beneath Above by Olafur Eliasson

Above Below Beneath Above by Olafur Eliasson at CapitaGreen

Aerating roots grow above ground as an extension of the subterranean system of roots, located below the green. These roots are suspended between the hidden infrastructural roots of our society and the lives of the humans above, making tangible the connection between the sky and the ground.

Olafur Eliasson is a visual artist whose critically acclaimed solo shows have appeared in major museums around the world since 1997. He represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The weather project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London, which was seen by more than two million people. Your rainbow panorama, a 150m circular coloured-glass walkway situated on top of ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, opened in May 2011, and Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre, for which Eliasson created the facade in collaboration with Henning Larsen Architects, was inaugurated in August 2011.

Living World Series by Ju Ming

Living World Series by Ju Ming at CapitaGreen

The Living World Series, which is characterised by quixotic everyman figures in their daily lives, pushes the boundaries of the populist movement and explores the nuances in modern living, themes which are universal and intimately accessible to everyone.

Ju Ming came to woodcarving through the influence of his father. At the age of thirteen, he undertook his apprenticeship from the famous local craftsman, Lee Chinchuan and acquired himself the mastery of wood carving when he was barely twenty. The year 1968 saw the turning point of Ju Ming's life as an artist when he became an apprentice of Yuyu Yang, a significant sculptor and pioneer of the modern art movement of Taiwan. In 1976, Yang arranged the first solo exhibition for Ju, raised public attention for his Nativist Series and also paved way for the following Taichi Series. Ju Ming now focuses on Living World which he started in the early 80's.

2x2 II by Antony Gormley

2x2 II by Antony Gormley at CapitaGreen

Crafted from Carrara marble, the twin sculptures respond to the evolution of art from the workshops that formerly produced monuments and carvings in great quantities in the 19th and first half of 20th centuries to the advancement in digital design and technology in the time of mechanical reproduction.

Antony Gormley has a career spanning nearly 40 years, in which he has made sculptures that explore the relation of the human body to space at large, explicitly in large-scale installations like Another Place, Domain Field and Inside Australia and implicitly in works such as Clearing, Breathing Room and Blind Light. By using his own existence as a test ground, Gormley's work transforms a site of subjective experience into one of collective projection. Increasingly, the artist has taken his practice beyond the gallery, engaging the public in active participation, as in Clay and the Collective Body (Helsinki) and the acclaimed One & Other commission in London's Trafalgar Square.

La Rencontre by Etienne

La Rencontre by Etienne at CapitaGreen

Three characters linked by one unique body meet and share their ideas and their convictions, expressing the longevity and the importance of the relationships between human beings; birds fly through, embodying the beautiful invoked thought and the liberty of their expression.

Etienne spent his childhood and his youth in the 'Dauphiné' province, went to University in Ottawa (Canada) and obtained a degree in plastic arts in Marseille (France). He was a student at the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts" in Paris and an art teacher from 1974 to 1976. For thirty years now, Etienne has been displaying his work through various exhibitions or commissions at home and abroad. As early as 1972, his work has been regularly shown in galleries and numerous group exhibitions. His institutional commissions have also grown including those by Thomson, Cap Sesa, Bouygues, the Hénin bank, Michelin, the Museum of Modern Art and the cities of Grenoble, Paris and Guangzhou.

Capital Tower's newest art acquisition embodies the pursuit of hopes and ideals while grounded in reality

Big Dream No. 4 by Gao Xiao Wu at Capital Tower

As part of CapitaLand's ongoing efforts to encourage cultural exchange through art, it commissioned Big Dream No. 4, a playful, people-centric sculpture by Chinese artist Gao Xiao Wu. Inspired by the comic art style, Big Dream No. 4 was chosen as an illustration of CapitaLand’s credo of "Building People".

Gao Xiao Wu was born in Sanming in South China’s Fujian Province and spent some time based in the Art Academy in Xiamen before moving to the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. His works personify the city-dweller's pursuit of dreams, simultaneously playful and poignant in their depiction of ideals which are so often bound by reality.

Kurt Laurenz Metzler's ‘Building People’

Building People by Kurt Laurenz Metzler at Capital Tower

People are key to the values of CapitaLand, and to represent the relationship between the strength of the individual and the overall harmony of the group, Building People was commissioned from Swiss sculptor Kurt Laurenz Metzler.

Metzler’s works, often metallic sculptures that involve a diverse array of subjects, are often displayed prominently within the public domain. His artwork has been showcased around the globe from New York to Singapore. Born in 1941, he demonstrated a strong desire to pursue the arts from a young age, starting with sculptures created with wooden and cardboard.

Mother and Child 34 by Han Meilin

Mother and Child 34 by Han Meilin at Capital Tower

In celebration of family, CapitaLand proudly showcases Mother And Child 34, a sculpture by Chinese artist Han Meilin. Mother And Child 34 depicts the strong familial bonds that are quickly associated between that of a mother and her child.

Han Meilin was born in 1936 Jinan, Shandong, and graduated from the Central Academy of Arts and Design of what is now part of the prestigious Tsinghua University. He rose to prominence with his creation of the iconic Fuwa Dolls for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. His artwork most often combines the abstract style with the subject of family and its connection with classical Chinese culture. Han’s work has been featured in galleries across the world, including Hong Kong, Malaysia, Toronto, India and Singapore.

Encapsulation by Professor Brendan Neiland

Encapsulation by Professor Brendan Neiland at Wilkie Edge

A sweeping work of installation art in Capital Tower, Encapsulation by Professor Brendan Neiland emphasizes the vision, grandeur and meticulous detail that is embedded in the core values of CapitaLand.

Professor Neiland, who was elected to the Royal Academy of London in 1992, is universally praised for interpretations of urban living. His artwork delves into the beauty of modern architecture, primarily buildings and their accompanying facades, and has been featured in galleries around the world from the Tate Modern to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju

Waterfall by Hiroshi Senju at Six Battery Road

At the ground level lift lobbies of Six Battery Road, three “Waterfall” paintings by Japanese artist Mr Hiroshi Senju adorn the walls. Hiroshi Senju is a Japanese painter famous for his large scale waterfall paintings. These waterfall paintings often focus at the base of the waterfall where the falls crash into the waters below, usually without the top of the falls. He primarily uses traditional Japanese painting techniques by employing pigments derived from natural materials and applying them to a specially designed mulberry paper.