A team of four students from the part-time Diploma-Plus Certificate Programme in Sustainability (PCS) won the third prize at the inaugural Pan Pacific - Singapore GP Recycle Challenge 2010 in September. The challenge, organised by Pan Pacific Singapore and Pan Pacific Orchard in partnership with Singapore GP and Singapore Flyer, encouraged youths to tap on their creativity by using recycled materials to build a FORMULA ONE racing car.
The team, comprising second year full-time Diploma in Architecture students Mandy Wong Shi Mei, Toh Hui Ping, Poon Yin Leng and Lo Ee Jung, adopted the concept of “zero impact cars” design. Measuring approximately 2.5 by 0.9m, the life-size replica showcased the ingenious ways of re-using sustainable materials such as cardboard boxes, bamboo sticks, drink cartons and plastic bottles in the making of the various components of the car. The clever use of vibrant colours such as red, black, silver, grey and white also made the replica visually appealing as well as drew attention to the use of the recycled materials.
The life-size F1 car replica is displayed at the Singapore Flyer foyer, along with 6 other finalists’ replicas, till the end of September 2010.