Singapore Archifest Opening Forum: How Can We Place Architecture at the Frontline
25 September 2020
7:00 -8:15pm (SGT)
Watch Live on FBfacebook.com/archifest/live
This Opening Forum will discuss the role of architecture in today’s world, featuring different leaders in the built industry on how they are tackling the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through architectural responses and resources readiness, and how to restart safely and transform the building industry.
Mr. Desmond Lee Minister for National Development & Minister-in-charge of Social Services Integration
Ar. Richard Lai
Ms Hwang Yu-Ning
Ar. Chin Hang-Ping
Dr. Hossein Rezai
Mr. Ng Yong Sheng
DCEO & Chief Planner | URA
Partner | ADDP Architects
Director | Web Structures
Marketing Director | SG-Glass
Dr. Chong Keng Hua
Festival Director | Singapore Archifest 2020
URA Roundtable–Shaping a Distinctive City
31 October 2020
Join us in our Facebook Premiere of URA Roundtable. A brand-new series that brings together some of Singapore’s most lauded professionals across different disciplines to exchange ideas and share their perspectives on the most critical topics concerning our built environment today.
The giant pause caused by the crises that our world faces now gives us the opportunity to rethink what aspects of city design matters, and its widely agreed that we should use this moment to catalyze and push for positive changes to our built environment. Shaping of cities are no longer simply about distinctive and memorable aesthetic pleasure, but thoughtful and responsible design, with ground-up involvement that can benefit and build a resilient community, as well as creating healthier and holistic ecology for future cities.
In support of SINGAPORE ARCHIFEST 2020’s theme of “Architecture Saving Our World”, please join our first URA Roundtable as we conclude the forums for this year’s event with a discussion on design strategies, as well as positive outcomes that has risen from our current crisis, and how these can play a pivotal role in shaping cities in the future.
Dr. Chong Keng Hua
Lead Design Consultant & Strategist | Gensler Singapore
Principal Architect | Goy Architects
Executive Director & Co-Founder | Edible Garden City
Festival Director | SUTD/COLOURS: Collectively Ours
Saving Global Heritage
2 October 2020
7:00 -8:30pm (SGT)
In collaboration with the UK’s Department for International Trade and RIBA Singapore Chapter, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is delighted to be hosting a Sharing Session on the theme of Saving Global Heritage as part of Singapore Archifest 2020. Heritage has a wide interpretation and is not limited to any particular timeframe: it does differ from one place to another. However restoration and protection of heritage buildings are important to society as these buildings are the visual representation of the journey a place has taken over time. Saving our history is very much part of saving our world! During this event, audience will hear from 10 expert panellists from Singapore, UK, Gulf, China and other ASEAN countries who will present their insights into heritage and conservation work from different parts of the world.
Mark Powell Kyffin
Mustapha Kamal Zulkarnaih
Khoo Peng Beng
Un Wai Kay
Architect & Media Partner | Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios | United Kingdom
Founding Director | Mikhail Riches Architects | United Kingdom
Head of Architecture | Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism | United Arab Emirates
Principal | Arkitek Mustapha Kamal (AMK) | Malaysia
Senior Partner | Fosters + Partners | Hong Kong
Founder | ARC Studio | Singapore
Associate Principal | Architects 61 | Singapore
Principal Architect | Provolk | Singapore
Co-founder & Partner | Crossboundaries | China
Associate & Deputy Chief Architect | ARUP | China
RETHINK : REBOOT : REVAMP – By Young Architects Studio
17 October 2020
“Architecture saving OUR world” has a special meaning this year. As the world is facing an unprecedented crisis of a pandemic, it is even more important for Architects and Designers, young and younger, to get together; to RETHINK our current practices; to REBOOT our outdated systems; to REVAMP our future. Following our previous successful “Open Studio”, YAL is back with the third edition! Rebranded as YAS (Young Architects Studio), this year’s event will feature students from multiple architecture schools, alongside 3 young architects, coming together to discuss and share their perspectives on the relevance of architecture through this year’s theme of “Architecture saving OUR world”. Come and join us and learn more about what architecture students explore academically and how they can be applied in reality!
Founder | Provolk
Founder | WeCreate Studio
Founder | Genesis Architects
Wong Ker How
Founder | ASOLIDPLAN
Alban Mannisi | Fatima Zehra | Shota Saito | Edward Kermode
Bonaventura Kevin | Toby Fong | Fong Shi Yuan | Han Yi
Rebecca Tan | Jeanette Lee | Sean Lee | Ng Su Wen | Lester Lim | Grace Sim | Wen Qi
Indonesia at Archifest 2020: PRAKARSA - A Roundtable Discussion
24 October 2020
1:00 - 3:00pm (SGT)
/ 12:00 - 2:00pm (WIB)
The increasing urgency to tackle humanitarian and ecological issues worldwide, have compelled creatives to step into the role of activists in-and-beyond their domain practices, through a slew of initiatives – [prakarsa] in Bahasa Indonesia.
Many of them have architecture background.
What motivated them to undertake such mission? Why they stepped out of the comfort and safety of the establishment and re-oriented their work towards such undertaking? How architecture as a discipline enable them to do so?
We’ve invited some of these inspiring architect-activists – from Indonesia and Singapore, to share their stories in a roundtable discussion presented by the Singapore Chapter of Indonesian Institute of Architects.
Tan Szue Hann
President | Singapore Chapter of Indonesian Institute of Architects
Honorary Secretary | Singapore Institute of Architects
Rendy Aditya Wachid
Founder | Parongpong Recycle and Waste Management
Co-Founder | Mycotech Lab
Design Team | Sekolah Indonesia Cepat Tanggap
Design Team | Sekolah Indonesia Cepat Tanggap
Programme Director | Urban-Rural Systems, Future Cities Lab
Researcher | Urban-Rural Systems, Future Cities Lab
Founder | BYO Living
Executive Director | Participate in Design
Scenario Coordinator | Archipelago Cities - Future Cities Lab ETH Zurich