ARCHITOURS 2016 | TOUR 1 | 24 Sep | AM


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.


Visitor Centre at HortPark | MKPL Architects

9th SIA Architectural Design Awards: Honourable Mention

(Photo Credit: Tim Griffith)

Part of the southern ridges park master plan, a visitor centre housing exhibitions, training and multi-purpose facilities with one small restaurant was to be built as an orientation point. The attribute of the site is its long vista towards the distant ridges- a rare view that signifies the genius loci- a last bastion of un-spoilt greenery in Singapore.

That view and the mature trees around became the point of deliberation for the design concept. The architecture is crafted to be simply a series of columns, like a grove of trees, with an unadorned sandwich green roof, all painted black to contrast and interact with the landscape and trees. The edges of the roof are louvered like that of a tree canopy, with courtyards, punctuating at strategic locations to bring in daylight as well as let the trees emerged in the midst of the architecture.

House at Tembeling Road | RichardHO Architects

(Photo Credit: RichardHO Architects)

The East Coast is not only well-known for its culinary tradition but also for its rich history. A Peranakan enclave of sorts grew over the centuries along the East Coast/Joo Chiat area and the many extant terrace houses built in the "Peranakan style” attests to this rich history. Gazetted for conservation in the late 1990s as a “secondary settlement conservation area", these terrace houses became very popular as homes for those who want to experience the languid lifestyle that epitomizes the East Coast area. Although completed more than ten years ago, this conserved house has managed to retain its charm, albeit with some surprises.

Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore | RSP Architects Planners & Engineers

BCA Green Mark Awards - Gold

(Photo Credit: RSP Architects Planners & Engineers)

The Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore is one of the major developments in the reclaimed Marina South area as part of Singapore’s Downtown Master Plan. The classical proportions and rhythms of the roof and majestic diagonals on its exterior and carefully-selected materials within the terminal combine to create a visual spectacle – ‘animated’ waves projected on the walls – when light passes through the terminal. The terminal’s interior architecture boasts a linear design that acts as a directional guide through the building, subtly ushering passengers to the immigration counters for embarkation and disembarkation, while the versatile open spaces and facilities can be converted to host non-cruise events.

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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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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