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     Rock Productions and CapitaLand develop Integrated Hub at Vista Xchange

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Design Concept of the Integrated Hub

The design of the Integrated Hub will be unique to Singapore and environmentally friendly. To minimise air-conditioned spaces, the design has opened up all four elevations to encourage air movement through the volume. The retail, civic square, outdoor theatre as well as the pre-function areas of the banqueting/meeting room facilities are all open air along with the dramatic 40 meter high “Grand Foyer”. The result will be an enjoyable year round shaded and cooling environment allowing one to pass through or dwell within. On top of the facility is a large roof top garden shaded with trees and looking over a reflecting pool. Gardens are deliberately placed throughout the facility, softening the distinction of inside and outside spaces and promoting the Integrated Hub as an ecofriendly environment.

About the Integrated Hub, Vista Xchange, one-north

The Integrated Hub is strategically sited within Vista Xchange, which is one of the first three centres of excellence to be developed under JTC’s one-north masterplan. The other two centres of excellence are Life Xchange and Central Xchange which feature key developments like Biopolis and Fusionopolis respectively. Designated as a corporate and business service centre as well as a lifestyle and cultural hub of one-north, Vista Xchange is well supported by public transportation nodes such as the Buona Vista MRT station and a Circle Line MRT station which is currently under construction. Other than the Complex, the 17-hectares Vista Xchange will house high rise offices, a business hotel and quality residential developments. one-north, a 180-hectares development located in Central Singapore, is positioned as an intellectually stimulating and interesting environment where a thriving community of scientists, researchers and technopreneurs can work, live, play and learn.

About Rock Productions Pte Ltd (

Owner and manager of the Rock Auditorium at Suntec City, a premier performance and lecture venue, the adjoining Rocks Gifts and Books Centre, as well as Marine Cove, the beach-front recreational and gastronomical establishment in the heart of East Coast Park, Rock Productions has been developing and managing integrated cultural, civic and commercial developments for more than 8 years.

About CapitaLand Limited (

CapitaLand is one of the largest listed real estate companies in Asia. Headquartered in Singapore, the multinational company's core businesses in real estate, hospitality and real estate financial services are focused in gateway cities in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

The company's real estate and hospitality portfolio spans more than 90 cities in over 20 countries. CapitaLand also leverages on its significant real estate asset base, financial skills and market knowledge to develop real estate financial products and services in Singapore and the region.

The listed subsidiaries and associates of CapitaLand include The Ascott Group, Australand, CapitaMall Trust, CapitaCommercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaRetail China Trust and Quill Capita Trust.

About Artec Consultants Inc (

ARTEC Consultants Inc, the world’s premier performing arts facility design consultants have been responsible for numerous landmark venues around the world including Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City, LG Arts Center in Seoul, and the acoustics of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Singapore.

About AEDAS (

Currently the fourth largest architectural practice in the world, Aedas employs over 1,900 staff in 27 offices in the leading cities of Hong Kong, London, New York and Singapore as well as the rapidly growing economies of the world. The global force offers a wealth of experience and expertise in Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design, Landscape and Graphic Design. Aedas is well known in these regions for its cutting edge high density mixed commercial, master planning, transport, residential, retail and integrated resort projects. Recently, Aedas is also one of the winning team for the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

About IMG Artists (

The pre-eminent global performing arts management company and the largest and longest established major international arts agency in the Asia Pacific with its regional headquarters based in Singapore. IMG Artists has offices in London, New York, Paris, Hanover (Germany), Lucca (Italy) and Singapore. IMG Artists include Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, National Centre of Performing Arts Mumbai and Shanghai International Arts Festival among their impressive Asian client list.

Jointly Issued by:

Rock Productions Pte Ltd (Co. Regn: 199804091D)

CapitaLand Limited (Co. Regn: 198900036N)

Date: 9 September 2007

Source: News Release 9 Sep 2007