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CAPS 2.0 Honoured at Green Good Design Awards
HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-Contemporary, stylish and practical innovation by Sino Group and Arup 
contributes to a healthier and greener future 

The patented second generation of City Air Purification System (CAPS 2.0), 
jointly developed by Sino Group and Arup, has been honoured in the 'green 
product/graphic design' category of Green Good Design Awards 2021 thanks to the 
stylish and practical design by Hong Kong designer Charis Ng. Green Good Design 
Awards 2021 is a special edition of Good Design Awards, one of the most 
prestigious design awards globally, jointly presented by the Chicago Athenaeum: 
Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art 
Design and Urban Studies for most innovative and visionary new product design 
worldwide.

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CAPS 2.0 is recognised for its flexible design with easy adoption in various 
forms from a bus shelter to retrofitted into existing structures, making it a 
particularly useful and practical solution to air quality, which has been 
highlighted by the World Health Organisation as the single largest environment 
health risk. It protects those in urban environments by improving air quality 
through novel filtration and sanitisation technologies, which has become ever 
more important amid COVID-19.

CAPS 2.0 represents a leap in both functionality and design. Taking a 
human-centred approach, the award-winning designer Charis Ng and her team has 
worked on reconfiguring how air flows through the semi-open space by 
integrating novel filtration and sanitisation technologies in CAPS 2.0 over the 
past two years. The design concept features a collection of controlled organic 
layers, which replicates the filtering theory of nature, where layer by layer, 
air is purified and refined through different filtration technologies. The 
design blends strong architectural elements such as steel with softer and 
controlled organic details, achieving a structure that is visually appealing in 
addition to being more functionally impactful to safeguard public health.

Mr Daryl Ng, SBS, JP, Deputy Chairman of Sino Group, remarks, "We are deeply 
honoured that the esteemed judging panel has recognised our social innovation 
idea with this prestigious award. We are committed to building a better 
community, starting with cleaner air while waiting for public transport. We are 
encouraged by the positive feedback on our humble concept. It has been a great 
honour working with engineers on this meaningful community project. We hope it 
inspires more creative and innovative ideas for a healthier and greener 
community."

"A smart city solution must aesthetically fit in with its urban surroundings. 
We are pleased with how we managed to incorporate all the technological 
innovations in a modern and sleek design," adds Charis Ng, designer of CAPS 2.0.

Powered by novel filtration and sanitisation technologies, CAPS 2.0 is capable 
of efficiently purifying air within a semi-open space. CAPS 2.0 draws in 
surrounding air, and purifies the air as it passes through the system, removing 
suspended particles, airborne allergens, microbes and viruses. An air curtain 
ejected from the canopy's edge, known as the 'wind-block' innovation, shields 
pollutants and minimises air leakage into surroundings. Sanitised and purified 
air is then delivered through vents in the metal columns, protecting people 
from microbes, coronaviruses and cross-infections.

The system also harvests solar energy through photovoltaic panels installed on 
top to self-sustain. To provide users with greater convenience, CAPS 2.0 is 
fitted with the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling real-time monitoring, data 
comparison and interactive displays to show useful information on weather, air 
quality and bus schedules.

Recognised as an innovative, citywide solution to air pollution

Green Good Design Award commends the most important new international products, 
buildings, construction and planning projects that are leading the way to a 
design that is fully sustainable and compatible with the highest standard of 
good environment. Themed 'Build A Better World Now', the programme received 
hundreds of submissions from over 35 countries/regions. A jury composed of The 
European Centre's International Advisory Committee selected over 150 new 
buildings, landscape projects, and product designs from 28 nations that 
emphasise the most advanced 'Green Approach' and the most sophisticated methods 
and technology to make the most positive impact on the environment.

In addition to Green Good Design Awards 2021, CAPS 2.0 received Gold Medal and 
the Industrial Design Award at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions 
Geneva in 2019, the Inventor Prize of the World Intellectual Property 
Organisation and Gold Medal with Jury Commendation at the Silicon Valley 
International Invention Festival 2019.

CAPS 2.0 is on a roving exhibition to present the novel and useful innovation 
to a wider audience. It is on exhibition at Olympian City 2 until 17 January 
2022.

About Sino Group

Sino Group is one of the leading property developers in Hong Kong. It comprises 
three listed companies – Sino Land Company Limited (HKSE: 083), Tsim Sha Tsui 
Properties Limited (HKSE: 0247) and Sino Hotels (Holdings) Limited (HKSE: 1221) 
as well as private companies held by the Ng Family. 

The Group's core business is developing residential, office, industrial and 
retail properties for sale and investment. In addition to an extensive 
portfolio in Hong Kong, the Group has footprints in mainland China, Singapore 
and Australia. The Group has developed more than 250 projects, spanning a total 
plot ratio area of over 84.6 million sq ft. Our core business is complemented 
by the gamut of property services encompassing management, security and 
environmental services to ensure a seamless Sino Experience. We are also a key 
player in hotel and club management. 

The Group employs more than 10,000 committed staff members, who share the 
vision of creating better lifescapes. Lifescape is our vision – to build a 
better life together, where the community thrives in harmony by embracing green 
living and wellness, by engaging with all and pursuing meaningful designs, and 
by seeking innovation while respecting heritage and culture. Committed and 
together, we create a better community where people live, work and play. In the 
year 2021, the Group celebrates its 50th anniversary, commemorating our five 
decades of community-building and dedication to Creating Better Lifescapes. 

The Group focuses its sustainability efforts on three areas, namely Green 
Living, Innovative Design, and Community Spirit. Sino Land Company Limited 
(083) has been a constituent member of the Hang Seng Corporate Sustainability 
Index Series since September 2012 for its continual efforts in promoting 
sustainability.

www.sino.com

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