ARCHITOURS 2016 | TOUR 6 | 1 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.


Khoo Teck Puat Hospital | CPG Consultants

11th SIA Architectural Design Awards

(Photo Credit: CPG Consultants)

The project brief calls for the construction of a 550-bed replacement hospital to serve the residents of the Northern region of Singapore. The hospital shall have integrated approaches to environmental sustainability, climate control, patient care, disease and disaster management. It is to be a “hassle free” hospital - designed to enhance patient care and staff efficiency and a model of energy efficient design. The ‘hospital for the future’ is to have visually pleasing design that will stand the test of time. Its design features and facades shall be appropriate for local tropical context and the hospital must have built-in flexibility and scalability to address changing needs.

Al-Islah Mosque | Formwerkz Architects

15th SIA Architectural Design Awards

(Photo Credit: Fabian Ong)

The architects seek the notion of an 'Open Mosque’ for this project. As an integral part of the Punggol community, the new mosque aspires to be a model of openness, reflective of contemporary Islamic aspirations in Singapore. The idea of openness extended beyond the formal manifestation of visual porosity, accessibility and climatic openness, to the embracing of different needs within the Muslim community. At the greater community level, in addressing the role of the mosque in promoting religious understanding.

This ambition for the openness posed much challenges in view of the tight site and its proximity to the neighbouring flats. Physical porosity allows visual connection to the neighbourhood and extends its spatial field beyond its boundary but poses the issues of sanctity and threshold expected of a mosque. Climatically, porosity offers much benefit of ventilation and daylighting but presents challenges of protection from the monsoon rain.

Waterway Point | RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

BCA Universal Design Mark Awards - Gold Plus

(Photo Credit: Frasers Centrepoint)

Riding on its strategic location at the heart of the Punggol Waterway, Watertown extends and expands the river promenade by being the river delta, offering 4 terracing levels and 2 atriums of leisure activities catering to the entire spectrum from babies to senior citizens, with multiple range of spaces to be alone or as a group.

The highest terrace spreads out as an amenities platform over the commercial floor plates and is filled with living greens and water bodies, from which rises 11 towers of Sohos, Suites, Sky Patios and Garden Residences, offering a comprehensive selection of living lifestyles befitting and more importantly, contributing to the vibrancy of the town centre.

BONUS SITE : Charlton 27 | A D Lab

BCA Green Mark Awards - Gold

(Photo Credit: Masano Kawana)

Charlton 27 is a cluster terrace housing project consisting of 11 inter-terraces and 16 corner terraces. The large proportion of corner terraces is achieved by grouping the housing units into sets of three or four in order to maximize the external elevation to allow for better views and increased daylighting into the units.

The designers also explored several other ways to improve the indoor spatial quality of the terrace typology. The basis of the design was to open up the typically “boxed-in” typology of the terrace house by splitting the upper levels of the house and opening up a central atrium to allow air and light to flow through the buildings both horizontally and vertically. All of the bedrooms and living spaces that surround the central atrium at each level bring in light and air into the rooms through the external windows, and have openings into the central atrium, providing cross ventilation into every main living space.

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!

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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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Venue Address
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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