ARCHITOURS 2017 | TOUR 5 | 14 Oct | AM
Architours 2017 returns with an array of hand-picked works thematically curated. This year, in our 11th year running, immerse in the rich atmosphere of Singapore’s architectural environment, both old and new, and rediscover the hidden interesting spaces around Singapore. Join us for an exclusive access into these architectural gems as we bring you closer than ever into these projects and get behind-the- scenes with the designers who brought them to life.
Sandcrawler Building | Aedas
(Photo Credit: Paul Warchol & Aedas)
Sandcrawler is both a regional headquarters for a major entertainment company and a revenue generating office building. Combining the intended use with a strong civic ambition within the one-north master plan in Singapore, the design for this project not only enjoys this duality but also seeks a solution that celebrates the diversity. The master planning guidelines for this project are highly defined, dictating height envelope and setbacks.
What is unusual about the restrictions is the specification of the building’s height and the need to follow a specific sloping topography; the guidelines also regulate the minimum amount of mass on all faces of the enclosure. The design approaches these parameters deliberately to fulfil the viability requirements of the revenue earning office space but also with strong civic quality as a statement for the local headquarters.
Corals at Keppel Bay | DCA Architects & Studio Libeskind
(Photo credit: DCA Architects Pte Ltd)
Corals at Keppel Bay is a luxury residential development at the prestigious Keppel bay precinct. It features views out into the sea and waterways, and is well-connected to the parks such as Mount Faber and the Public Promenade along the southern water edge.
Sitting alongside the historic King’s Dock, the design approach for Corals relates to its seafront locality and indicates sensitivity towards its existing surroundings. Views are maximized into the sea for every unit, and each block has an iconic sculptural façade formed by undulating balconies, which cascade towards the waterfront in diminishing heights. At the heart of the development sits the magnificent landscape of lush central garden, reflective pools and user-friendly amenities.
The development has been awarded the inaugural NParks Leaf Award for its initiative in coral cultivation in the waterways next to the site, and the International Property Award for Best Architecture in 2015, amongst others.
Enabling Village | WOHA
(Photo Credit: WOHA Architects)
The Enabling Village is a demonstration of heartland rejuvenation through adaptive reuse of the old Bukit Merah Vocational Institute / Employment & Employability Institute (e2i) in Redhill. The site was previously fenced-in, inward-looking and did not contribute to the neighbourhood. The Masterplan conceives the Village as a new community heart and opens up the space as a park to connect people with disabilities, residents and public.
The design removes all physical barriers, extends linkages and creates a variety of shared spaces, gardens and amenities, breathing life between and within buildings. A simple robust palette of finishes and motifs was adopted as a kit-of-parts system to stitch together surfaces and spaces of the new and existing.
The porous and accessible nature of the Enabling Village creates an inclusive environment, integrating people with disabilities as equal in the community.
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Please note that AM and PM tours have overlapping timing. If you wish to attend both tours on the same day, you may have to miss the last project of the AM tour, or the first project of the PM tour. Please arrange connecting transportation on your own. Thank you.
Start/End Venue: Singapore Institute of Architects @ 79 Neil Road
Meeting Time: Please meet the tour leader at least 15 mins before the start of the tour
Attire: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
Weatherproof equipment (recommended): Hat, Cap, Sunnies and Umbrella
The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2017, with newly curated journeys aimed to inspire tour visitors as they visit award winning as well as unique buildings in Singapore. Some of the locations will be guided by the architects who desigened them! The Singapore Institute of Architects and The Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore is proud to present yet another inspiring series of Architours, as part of Archifest 2017. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!
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- The event description was updated. Diff#281793 2017-09-27 13:02:57
9:00 AM - 1:30 PM SGT
- Singapore Institutes of Architects@79 Neil Road
Adult SOLD OUT $50.00 Student SOLD OUT $42.00
- Venue Address
- 79 Neil Rd, Singapore 088904 Singapore
Nearest MRT: Outram Park MRT
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