Building People

Year: 2009

By Kurt Laurenz Metzler

Material : Steel

Location : Capital Tower

Duration : Permanent

Collection : CapitaLand Limited

Dimensions : 2.9m x 1.85m x 1.2m

The title of this unique steel sculpture happens to be the same as CapitaLand’s credo “Building People”, and the work is an amalgam of buildings and people in form. Standing almost 3m tall, the main figure has two parts: an upper body made up of building blocks of different shapes; and a lower body of stylized legs in trousers and feet in big shoes.

To add to the element of fantasy, Metzler placed tiny human beings on the figure's arms, resembling staircases. They allude to the small people who scale the ladder of the corporation, represented by the large figure.

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