Students from the School of Design took part in the attempt to build the "World's Largest Packaged Product Display" recently. It was part of SP's contribution to the effort which also served as a fundraising event for Habitat for Humanity Singapore.
To mark the completion of the 1,500th tsunami relief house in Meulaboh, Aceh, Indonesia, Habitat for Humanity Singapore invited members of the public to participate in a Guinness Book of World Record attempt to build the "World's Largest Packaged Product Display". The challenge of the Build4Hope project was to build a Marigold House made up of Marigold Tetra Pak drink packages.
First-year students from Singapore Polytechnic's Design School, together with volunteers from Habitat for Humanity, constructed five of these Tetra Pak houses at VivoCity from 8 to 10 June. It was part of SP's contribution as a partner in the effort.
Their work was showcased at an eight-day exhibition from 11 to 18 June 2007.
The opening ceremony of Build4Hope on 8 June 2007 was graced by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports. Principal Mr Low Wong Fook was also present.
Build4Hope was an enriching experience for the students who took part. "It was a good chance for everybody in my class to come together as one and really give our very best. Looking at the end product, it was worth the while," said Tey Lee Peng.