For the longest time sculptures were created by artists, as a means of personal expression. When we were commisioned to work on this sculpture, we wanted to tell a story. A story about urbanization and nature. A story about our client's endeavour. A story that grows and blossoms.
Our client is Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City, the mastermind behind the biggest and most ambitious project to date in China on sustainable urban living. This township of 30 sq km developed jointly by Chinese and Singapore government is a showcase of environmentally friendly solutions to the urban problem, which will be a great challenge for the future as China's urban population will increase to 70% of total population by 2035, roughly translating to an increase of about 600 million people.
below text courtesy of SSTEC:
Connections is inspired by the logo of Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City Investment and Development Co., Ltd (SSTEC), a seed bearing the promise of a new beginning. Firmly anchored in the ground, two pillars rise organically before meeting to form a single structure. This connection symbolises the close multi-level and multi-faceted collaboration and engagement between the governments, businesses and people of Singapore and China to forge a vibrant and sustainable city. A germinating “seed” feature is visible through the sculpture, exemplifying the growth of SSTEC and the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City. Together, Connections and New Beginning – the first sculpture in the Eco-Business Park - form a whole seed, the SSTEC logo.