ARCHITOURS 2016 | TOUR 10 | 8 Oct | PM


Featuring an eclectic and carefully curated mix of exquisitely designed houses, public institutions, expansive landscape projects, and religious buildings, join Architours for an exclusive peek into not only spaces, communities, and buildings – but also the architectural strategies that govern and inform their design.

Explore the essence of Singapore’s rich urban environment through a guided walk into hidden architectural gems and wonders situated in all corners of Singapore. Discover and learn about the meticulous planning and design processes behind the architecture of these projects from the architects and designers themselves as they walk you through their creations.

Student tickets are not available for this tour.


Ramp House | Formwerkz Architects

16th SIA Architectural Design Awards (shortlist, results to be announced on 29 Sep 2016)

(Photo Credit: Fabian Ong)

Wanting his two daughters to have a lot of external space to run around like he did as a child, the answer he sought was clear. A bungalow it shall be and the idea of a ramp that would increase the amount of ‘running track’ for his daughters became the driving force in design. Wrapping around three facades, the ramps functions as both sun-shade and rain shield, allowing windows to be fully opened during downpours. Vertical sliding windows was introduced extensively to allow ventilation concurrently at low and high heights. The lower part of the ramp made of porous crate allows for light and ventilation into the basement. The higher ramps with glass strips at the side act as sky light to illuminate the spaces below. This house though modern is designed for the tropics. The ramp forms an outer "skin" to mitigate weather, regulate privacy and support natural ventilation.

Gateway Theatre | Ong & Ong Pte Ltd

(Photo Credit: Ong & Ong Pte Ltd)

Completed in July 2016, Gateway Theatre will open its doors to host multiple performing arts programmes into a 1,500 square metre plot over nine storeys. The two main venues: the Auditorium and Black Box have a capacity of 938 and 253 respectively.

Occupying a corner plot, the distinctive architectural facade/portal is punctuated with overlapping green terraces that cascade from upper levels to the ground level. The overall impression of green terraces serves as a welcoming gesture to passerby and the community at large.
The Gateway Theatre’s vision is to be a theatrical beacon to the community; and a rising star of the arts and entertainment. The theatre will allow budding artistes an alternative and affordable space to train, perform and showcase their talents and productions to the highest standards.

Westgate | Architect: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers | Landscape Architect: COEN Design International

Singapore Landscape Architecture Awards 2015 - Gold Award

(Photo Credit: COEN Design International )

Westgate is a stunning lush architectural centrepiece, with its 1,350 square metre of verdant vertical greenery. The Vertical Greenery serves as a visual nature respite for commuters passing by Jurong East MRT Interchange. The Westgate Mall is not just green on the outside, but it is also green on the inside. The natural greens have also been brought indoors. Shoppers can wander through the naturally ventilated garden courtyards ad its delightful whimsical sculptures and colourful water fountains.

Sale of tickets will close 4 days before tour date, or until sold out.

Tour timing is 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 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: Archifest Pavilion@Raffles Place Park

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

About Archifest 2016 | www.archifest.sg

Archifest 2016, an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016 sees the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary, which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016 at Raffles Place Park. The 2016 theme is titled “Exhale”. Join us at the Archifest Pavilion for a respite, from our brisk rhythm of everyday life.

About Architours

The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2016, 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, Singapore Institute of Landscape 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 2016. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!

Disclaimer for Architours

Indemnity: By buying and participating in the Architours, you are deemed to 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.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold SIA and its affiliates, and their respective staffs, owners, agents, information providers and licensors (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, costs and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred by any Indemnified Party in connection with any breach by you of these Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

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.

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.

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5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618 Singapore
Raffles Place Station (EW14/NS26) Take Exit A or B, towards One Raffles Place/ Clifford Centre/ Chevron House/ Raffles Place Park. We are located right between Exits A & B.
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