ARCHITOURS 2018 | TOUR 1 | 29 Sept | AM
The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2018, with newly curated journeys aimed to inspire ‘Design for Life’. Tour visitors will visit award-winning as well as unique buildings in Singapore. Gain exclusive access into interesting spaces around Singapore; experience our rich local architectural environment. Each tour will be guided by their architects, bringing visitors closer to these projects than ever before.
Each tour comprises 3 sites. For full event timings please visit our Facebook. Participants will be entitled to a goodie tote bag.
Architours is brought to you by The Singapore Institute of Architects and The Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore
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Warehouse Hotel | ZArch Collaboratives
(Photo used with permission from Warehouse Hotel)
Sited in a conserved building off Robertson Quay, the Warehouse Hotel’s roots extend far back to Singapore’s trading history as early as the late 19th century. Three warehouses have been combined and outfitted, starting a new lease of life as a 37-room boutique hotel.
The Hotel fronts the Singapore River with a distinctive, symmetrical façade and jacked roofs while original design elements like louvre windows, doors, cornices, mouldings and the Chinese characters on the leftmost gable are sensitively retained and restored. These elements have been complemented with restrained touches, including a metallic black canopy on the main entrance.
The white façade stands apart from the high glass and steel constructs of the urban context, maintaining its presence and historic importance along the Singapore River. A double-volume space greets visitors at the Hotel lobby, with the original warehouse trusses, now re-finished in black spanning the lobby. Natural light filters in through the jack roofs in the daytime, while new portal frames serving as discreet structural interventions fringe the lobby space, providing a clear access and line of sight to the waterfront.
The Warehouse Hotel is a recipient of the President*s Design Award 2018, Design of the Year
SMU School of Law | MKPL
(Photo Credit: MKPL)
Singapore Management University, SMU is a city campus, situated in the heart of Singapore’s civic, cultural and business district. A design competition was held in September 2011, to select a design architect for the new SMU School of Law Building. A central component of the SMU School of Law will be its Law Library, which will be named the Kwa Geok Choo Law Library. MKPL Architects won the design competition for this prestigious project.
The other components of the new building include a 1400-seater Flexi-Theatre, teaching facilities (seminar rooms, classrooms , lecture theatre etc) , Moot Court, Pro-bono clinics and Research Centres. The new School of Law (SOL) building will be built on the site of the well-loved National Library at Stamford Road near Fort Canning Park, and in close proximity to the National Museum. In essence, this project is about Integration, Inspiration and Innovation – a progressive and innovative building which integrates well into its city context and park setting.
The SOL is designed to be distinctive landmark with a strong civic presence, a symbol for inspirational learning. It also provides a unique opportunity to reflect innovation in learning – flexible teaching spaces in collaborative settings to support and foster interdisciplinary work, intellectual exchange and social interaction – a vibrant learning environment which builds a strong community.
Seng Kang Large Childcare Centre | Freight Architects
(Photo used with permission from Freight Architects)
Sengkang Large Childcare Centre is the first and only project in Singapore that integrates an entire facility into a park. As part of Sengkang Riverside Park, the building is a seamless extension of the park’s constructed wetlands and open spaces. Emerging at the entrance of the park and gradually sloping down to the riverfront, the building features openings specially created to maximise natural daylight and allow for cross ventilation. This blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor, for a richer learning environment. In building SKLCC, we started with one thought: integration. We proposed a ‘rolling hill’ concept that would merge the building mass with the park, while providing a whimsical but exciting narrative for children as the ‘hill school’. The building adopts a crescent form around an existing park sculpture with an access road cutting through the building. The green roof is supported by steel ribs that open up towards the edges, merging into the landscape. The two ends of the hill are tapered to reduce mass at the edges, while maintaining a very high volume at the central atrium. Classrooms are situated at both wings flanking the central atrium park. The central park is fully sheltered but open at both sides for natural daylight and ventilation. This area provides a garden setting upon arrival at the entrance and an airy indoor space for children’s learning. The classrooms also open out at both sides to wide semi-outdoor corridor spaces for sheltered learning and sand/water play, extending also to motor skills training.
TOUR SCHEDULE: (will be updated and subject to changes)
0900 - 1030 Warehouse Hotel
1100 - 1230 SMU School of Law
1300 - 1430 Seng Kang Large Childcare Centre
Sale of tickets will close 3 days before tour date, or until sold out.
Tour sites are subject to change.
For student attendees, please present a valid Student Pass for verification on the tour day.
Please note that AM and PM tours have overlapping timings. 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: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza (Exact location will be made known to participants)
Meeting Time: Please meet the tour docents at least 15 mins before the start of the tour
Attire: Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
Weatherproof equipment (recommended): Hat, Cap, Sunnies and Umbrella
Disclaimer for Architours
Indemnity: By buying and participating in the Architours, you are deemed to have fully accepted all SIA/Archifest/Architours’s terms and conditions. If you do not agree with the terms, please do not buy the tickets and do not join the tours.
Responsibility: SIA has designed these tours for your pleasure and enjoyment and has attempted to select for you the best transportation facilities for the prices charged. SIA, however, does not own or operate any of the services and assumes no responsibility for delays, losses or accidents or for damage to persons or property caused by any person, firm or corporation or other legal entity providing the transportation services (including but not limited to transfer and sightseeing), or any other service incident to these tours. SIA reserves the right to make any changes with or without notice, that may become necessary, with the understanding that any additional expenses will be paid by the passenger. SIA also reserves the right to terminate tour services for any participants at any time for good cause. SIA cannot be held responsible for any mistake that might occur in typography or printing. As a participant of these tours you agree to follow the direction/instruction of the tour docents, project clients/managers and project architects.
Smoking/Liquor: Smoking is not allowed on the coach or within the project sites. The consumption of liquor is prohibited on the Architours.
Moving bus policy: Passengers are reminded that they should remain in their seats while bus is in motion for their safety. Passengers understand that to walk or stand can be hazardous due to sudden stops, braking or uneven road surfaces that can cause passengers to fall and injure themselves and/or others around them.
Right to Refuse Service: If the participant’s conduct aboard the Tours is so as to endanger the bus or any person or property on board, or obstructs the crew in the performance of their duties, or fails to comply with any instruction of the crew, or behaves in a manner to which other passengers may reasonably object, the organiser may take such measures as it deems necessary to prevent continuation of such conduct, including restraint and/or eject you from the Tour without refund.
Refund policy: No refunds due to equipment (bus) breakdown or mechanical failure or for events. There is no refund for no-shows.
Seating Arrangements: Free-seating arrangement.
Accident or Loss: Participants are to take care of their personal belongings while travelling at all times. SIA will not be liable for any loss, damage, delay, inconvenience, or direct or consequential loss, however caused.
Jurisdiction: These conditions shall in all aspects, be governed by the law of Singapore.
- The event description was updated. Diff#369069 2018-09-10 12:48:57