Jointly organised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), Archifest 2016 returns from 23 September to 9 October 2016 with a Pavilion, designed with the theme ‘Exhale’. The annual architecture festival not only celebrates Singapore’s urban environment but also sets the stage for a wider discussion about our city, spaces and life. From exhibitions, conversations, workshops, markets to architecture tours, the Archifest Pavilion @ Raffles Place Park will host an exciting programme that is diverse, informative, thought-provoking and fun.
Celebrating its 10th edition, Archifest’s theme for this year ‘Exhale’ seeks to challenge the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it.
The festival will be bringing back the popular Archifest Pavilion, after a hiatus last year. The winning pavilion design by a team from DP Architects is composed entirely of construction site materials – safety netting suspended on a frame of steel scaffolding. The gigantic technicolour urban sculpture plays on the interaction of multiple primary colour layers that overlap to create a playful pavilion, offering a respite from the hectic city life right in the centre of the Central Business District.
+ Architours – featuring award-winning sites and hidden architectural gems in Singapore.
+ City-Studio – informal lunch-time studio sessions to discover what goes behind the design process in architecture studios.
+ Conversations – architects, designers, artists and special guests with interesting projects share their creative insights.
+ Barter Market – get ready to trade for craft and creative services, no cash, just good vibes.
+ #FlipTable – a pop-up interactive event that invites you to vent those frustrations at work.
+ How to Take Kicka** Architectural Photos on IG – learn from master instagrammer @_yafiqyusman_, who has more than 40K followers.
+ ArKIDecture Workshop – celebrate Children’s Day by participating in a parent-children hands-on interactive design experience.
+ SIA Architectural Design Awards 2016 Exhibition – the best architectural designs of 2016 will be unveiled.
+ SILA Student Design Awards 2016 Exhibition – uncover the best green ideas from local and international students.
+ SIA Conference – Six international and local speakers will discuss the topic of slowCity.
Venue: Raffles Place Park, Singapore
When: 23 Sep - 9 Oct 2016, 9am - 7pm daily