Archifest 2016 Pavilion, Raffles Place Park

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Archifest 2016 Pavilion Winner

Raffles Place Project Winner – RGB Pavilion by DP Architect Team: Singapore Institute of Architects

8 Sep 2016

Archifest 2016 Pavilion in Raffles Place Park

Organiser: Singapore Institute of Architects

Location: Raffles Place Park, Singapore, South East Asia

Singapore Archifest 2016 Pavilion at Raffles Place Park

Singapore Archifest 2016 returns with a Pavilion in the Central Business District

23 Sep – 9 Oct 2016

Singapore, 25 August 2016 – Jointly organised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA), Archifest 2016 returns from 23 September to 9 October 2016 with a Pavilion, designed with the theme ‘Exhale’.

The annual architecture festival not only celebrates Singapore’s urban environment but also sets the stage for a wider discussion about our city, spaces and life. From exhibitions, conversations, workshops, markets to architecture tours, the Archifest Pavilion @ Raffles Place Park will host an exciting programme that is diverse, informative, thought-provoking and fun.

Celebrating its 10th edition, Archifest’s theme for this year ‘Exhale’ seeks to challenge the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it.

Singapore Archifest 2016 Pavilion at Raffles Place Park

Singapore Archifest 2016 Highlights:

+ Architours – featuring award-winning sites and hidden architectural gems in Singapore.
+ City-Studio – informal lunch-time studio sessions to discover what goes behind the design process in architecture studios.
+ Conversations – architects, designers, artists and special guests with interesting projects share their creative insights.
+ Barter Market – get ready to trade for craft and creative services, no cash, just good vibes.
+ #FlipTable – a pop-up interactive event that invites you to vent those frustrations at work.
+ How to Take Kicka** Architectural Photos on IG – learn from master instagrammer @_yafiqyusman_, who has more than 40K followers.
+ ArKIDecture Workshop – celebrate Children’s Day by participating in a parent-children hands-on interactive design experience.
+ SIA Architectural Design Awards 2016 Exhibition – the best architectural designs of 2016 will be unveiled.
+ SILA Student Design Awards 2016 Exhibition – uncover the best green ideas from local and international students.
+ SIA Conference – Six international and local speakers will discuss the topic of slowCity.

The festival will be bringing back the popular Archifest Pavilion, after a hiatus last year. The winning pavilion design by a team from DP Architects is composed entirely of construction site materials – safety netting suspended on a frame of steel scaffolding. The gigantic technicolour urban sculpture plays on the interaction of multiple primary colour layers that overlap to create a playful pavilion, offering a respite from the hectic city life right in the centre of the Central Business District.

Professor Richard Ho, Chair of Archifest 2016 Organising Committee said, “One of the primary aims of Archifest is to make architecture more accessible and engaging to everyone. Offering a unique and multi-sensorial experience of the city in the spirit of ‘Exhale’ this year, the psychedelic Archifest Pavilion is set to inspire more people to recognize the profound impact that design and the built environment have on the vitality of the city and our lives.”

With a line-up of more than 30 events, Archifest 2016 will feature activities for everybody. Highlights include exhibitions featuring winners of SIA Architectural Design Awards and SILA Student Design Awards; lunchtime architecture studio sessions City-Studio; specially curated Architours to explore Singapore’s hidden architectural gems; weekend Barter Market to trade good vibes; SG Farm for a dose of urban farming in the city; a Pop-up Library to borrow and exchange your favourite reads; interactive event #FlipTable to release your work stress; parent-children design workshop by ArKIDecture; as well as several Conversations with creatives sharing their inspirations and projects.

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Singapore Archifest 2016
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Archifest 2016

Date: 23 September – 9 October 2016
Time: 9.00 am to 7.00 pm daily
Venue: Archifest Pavilion @ Raffles Place Park. Above Raffles Place MRT Station.
Admission: Free
Website: www.archifest.sg
Facebook: www.facebook.com/archifest

For full event calendar and updates, please visit www.archifest.sg and www.facebook.com/archifest.

Singapore Archifest 2016

About Archifest | www.archifest.sg

Initiated by the Singapore Institute of Architects in 2007, Archifest is an annual festival for the city to celebrate architecture and the built environment. Celebrating its 10th edition this year, Archifest is a platform for all walks of life to discuss, debate and deliberate architectural issues. Participants will find themselves engaging in uninhibited dialogues, creative collaborations and a constant exchange of ideas. Archifest aims to provide an opportunity to breed a vibrant design culture and consequently a design conscious society, by encouraging and guiding the general public and design professionals of all fields to interact in a fun and free atmosphere.

Singapore Archifest 2016

About Singapore Institute of Architects | www.sia.org.sg

The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is a professional organisation established in 1961 with the objective to promote the architectural profession and the built environment in Singapore. The Institute is the sole representative for the architectural profession in Singapore. SIA acknowledges the efforts of its architectural members as they pursue standards of excellence in their field and continue to create innovative architectural designs. The Institute has played an active role in several major events, such as The World Cities Summit, Shanghai World Expo 2010 and the Venice Biennale 2010.

Singapore Archifest 2016

About Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects | www.sila.org.sg

The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) is a non-profit organisation representing the Landscape Architectural professional in Singapore. It was established in 1985 to advance the science and art of Landscape Architecture and the theory and practice of landscape, environmental, and urban design; to promote research and education therein; and to create and maintain a high standard of professional qualification.

Archifest 2016:
Archifest 2016

ARCHIFEST 2016 PAVILION Archifest Pavilion @ Raffles Place Park

The winning design and two merit awards were chosen out of 25 submissions received, anonymously selected by a distinguished panel of four jury members representing Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) and International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). The winning design by DP Architects impressed the jury with its smart approach with zero waste, and seeks to offer visitors respite from hectic city life. Winner – RGB Pavilion by DP Architects

RGB Pavilion is a gigantic, technicolour habitable urban sculpture that plays on the interaction of primary colours which overlap to produce a vibrant spectrum of secondary and tertiary colours that induces visitors to forget about the stressful city life and ‘Exhale’.

Jury Citation

The Archifest pavilion at Raffles Place needs to contend with the unique challenges of the site. Dominated by a large clutch of some of the tallest buildings in Singapore and a cavalcade of podium facades, forms, shapes and people, it needs to plug itself into the urban fold seamlessly. It has to exert an adequate pull to passers-by into itself and offer to the visitors an alternative to its surroundings. It needs to be an easy fit when there are large crowds, accommodating many with ease yet quietly being when less frequented; to act as a foil against the intensity of the almost monochromatic solidity which is its immediate surroundings; a certain boldness yet softness, at night a lantern for Raffles Place.

RGB Pavilion is the excellent resolution of these challenges. In RGB Pavilion’s complete encapsulation of the two lawns at Raffles Place Park and the introduction of a polychromatic character, it allows the extraction of the notion of ‘Exhale’ through an animation of relaxation, using the wind at a scale that will have urban impact. By encircling an immense space with a screen of diaphanous “fabric”, it holds out the promise of a subtle and calibrated development of what the jury sees as its key conceptual strength. It will become a splendid banner for the Festival, a place where colour, shade and density of a simple material can be curated for intent and be imbued with meaning.

 A total of 19,000sqm of netting will be used to construct the Archifest pavilion.
 10 different hues of netting will be used in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Archifest.
 This will be the first time PINK safety netting will be used in Singapore. (The most common colours are blue, green & grey)
RGB Pavilion by Team from DP Architects

Team Members:
Mr Chin Thoe Chong, Director, DP Architects | Mr Foo Chai Yee – Associate Director, DP Architects
Ms Ang Guo Zi – Associate Director, DP Architects | Ms Serine Chan – Associate, DP Architects
Mr Ho Wai Kit – Associate, DP Architects | Mr Sean Fernandes – Architectural Executive, DP Architects
Mr Yeong Weng Fai – Director, DP Green | Mr Harry Tan – Project Director, Shanghai Chong Kee Furniture & Construction | Mr Liau Wai Kun – Director, P.Eng of Keon Consult

5 Jul 2016

Archifest 2016 Pavilion Winner

Announced by Singapore Institute of Architects

Location: Singapore, South East Asia

The Future of Us Exhibition Pavilion

Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) has announced the winning design for Archifest 2016 Pavilion Design Competition: RGB Pavilion by a team from DP Architects. This temporary structure and ‘pop-up’ event space, designed to inspire visitors to rethink architecture and engage in conversations about our urban environment, will be built on the grounds of Raffles Place Park and open to the public from 23 September to 9 October 2016.

Celebrating its 10th year in 2016, Archifest’s theme for this year ‘Exhale’ seeks to challenge the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it.

The winning design and two merit awards were chosen out of 25 submissions received, anonymously selected by a distinguished panel of four jury members representing Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) and International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).

Professor Richard Ho, chairman of the jury panel and Chair of Archifest 2016 Organising Committee said, “As with all architectural competitions organised by SIA, anonymity of the submissions were maintained. The quality of the submissions was high and many of the entries were very interesting, taking the issue of sustainability and recycling very seriously. Although the design quality of the pavilion and its expression of the theme ‘Exhale’ are foremost in our minds, we felt that the ability to execute and build it within such a tight budget and limited timeframe are important too. After extensive interviews of the shortlisted submissions, the winner was declared. We look forward with eager anticipation for the Pavilion to be realised.”

The winning design is selected to offer a respite from hectic city life and impressed the jury with its smart approach with zero waste. Composed entirely of construction site materials – safety netting suspended on a frame of steel scaffolding – the gigantic technicolour urban sculpture plays on the interaction of multiple primary colour layers that overlap to create a playful psychedelic pavilion.

“DP Architects is thrilled and honoured to be a part of this milestone year – the 10th anniversary of Archifest. Our firm was founded with the belief in enriching the human experience and spirit, it is thus befitting that this year’s Archifest theme ‘Exhale’ also embodies this same ethos – of breathing new life into the city’s public spaces in order to refresh and uplift its inhabitants, “ said Mr Chin Thoe Chong, Director, DP Architects. “With RGB Pavilion, we envisaged an immense entity – a softly vibrant, luminous, quietly animated yet ethereal form that fills the space and draws people into itself. The pavilion’s character is built on nuance and mutability, it plays on the effect of primary colours which blend into secondary colours, colours that fade, shift, saturate and interact as one moves in and around the space with the sole purpose of making its visitors come alive.”

The public can look forward to the Archifest Pavilion as a physical manifestation of the theme ‘Exhale’ at Raffles Place Park from 23 September to 9 October 2016. The two-week long festival will be anchored at the Pavilion, featuring exhibitions, conversations, Architours and other fringe events.

Archifest 2016 Pavilion Results

Winner: RGB Pavilion by DP Architects Team Members: Mr Chin Thoe Chong, Director, DP Architects Mr Foo Chai Yee – Associate Director, DP Architects Ms Ang Guo Zi – Associate Director, DP Architects Ms Serine Chan – Associate, DP Architects Mr Ho Wai Kit – Associate, DP Architects Mr Sean Fernandes – Architectural Executive, DP Architects Mr Yeong Weng Fai – Director, DP Green Mr Harry Tan – Project Director, Shanghai Chong Kee Furniture & Construction Mr Liau Wai Kun – Director, P.Eng of Keon Consult
Prize: S$8,000 cash

Merit Award: Alice’s Adventures in Exhale by AGA Architects Team Members: Ng Hoe Theong – AGA Architects Lim Yinshi – AGA Architects Wong Chee How Ken – AGA Architects Armand Devillard – group8asia Manuel Der Hagopian – group8asia Grégoire Du Pasquier – group8asia Chong Kim Guan – Sysma Construction
Prize: S$1,000 cash

Merit Award: Unraveled by Freight Architects Team Members: Chen Kian Khiong – Freight Architects Kee Jing Zhi – Freight Architects Yadana Kay Khine – Freight Architects Lester Goh – Freight Architects Cheung Yun Ki – Freight Architects Gabriel Choon – Freight Architects Toh Yah Li – Light Collab Raymon Koh – U.Build
Prize: S$1,000 cash

Winner – RGB Pavilion by Team from DP Architects
RGB Pavilion is a gigantic, technicolour habitable urban sculpture that plays on the interaction of primary colours which overlap to produce a vibrant spectrum of secondary and tertiary colours that induces visitors to forget about the stressful city life and ‘Exhale’.

Archifest 2016

Archifest 2016 Pavilion Jury Citation
The Archifest pavilion at Raffles Place needs to contend with the unique challenges of the site. Dominated by a large clutch of some of the tallest buildings in Singapore and a cavalcade of podium facades, forms, shapes and people, it needs to plug itself into the urban fold seamlessly. It has to exert an adequate pull to passers-by into itself and offer to the visitors an alternative to its surroundings. It needs to be an easy fit when there are large crowds, accommodating many with ease yet quietly being when less frequented; to act as a foil against the intensity of the almost monochromatic solidity which is its immediate surroundings; a certain boldness yet softness, at night a lantern for Raffles Place.

RGB Pavilion is the excellent resolution of these challenges. In RGB Pavilion’s complete encapsulation of the two lawns at Raffles Place Park and the introduction of a polychromatic character, it allows the extraction of the notion of ‘Exhale’ through an animation of relaxation, using the wind at a scale that will have urban impact. By encircling an immense space with a screen of diaphanous “fabric”, it holds out the promise of a subtle and calibrated development of what the jury sees as its key conceptual strength. It will become a splendid banner for the Festival, a place where colour, shade and density of a simple material can be curated for intent and be imbued with meaning.

Merit Award – Alice’s Adventures in Exhale by Team from AGA Architects
Daydreaming in serenity: “Curiosity always gets the better of me! I followed him again on an adventure but now I just want to leave. He said that the old ship in the city could take me home, I must find it. Oh bother! I have lost him and can’t get my bearings, too many people, chatting and moving in the sweltering Singaporean sun. I need to find some shade; a place where I can think and breath.”

Jury Citation
“Alice’s Adventures in Exhale” is an apt and poetic expression of the festival’s theme. The design paints a fairy tale narrative of Alice’s search for a place of respite and to find her bearings home.

The jury can identify with Alice’s plight. A constant desire to search and chart one’s own bearings and to seek oases of calm within our busy city lives. If we consider the Raffles Place Park as a place of relief within the CBD, then the pavilion is an oasis within an oasis.

The dichotomy of exterior and interior spatial experiences created by the design, based on the concept of reflection and absorption as an abstract interpretation of the respiration rhythm, attempts to paint a microcosmic image of the city life. On the outside it maintains the spatial relationship with the surrounding city by translating the reflectivity of the built environment down to the human scale as a reflection of our own sense of being, whereas within its veiled interior, it conveys the desire for an emotional affinity and even spiritual connection to the rain showered sky.

Merit Award – Unraveled by Team from Freight Architects
‘Unraveled’ Pavilion stands in contrast to high density of Raffles Place as a porous transient space where users ‘exhale’ in the heart of business district. Using ropes as a main strategy, its organic and undulating structure allows public to relive existing urban landscape in captivating light and shadow, like threads that bind and unfold.

Archifest 2016

Jury Citation
‘Unraveled’ delivered an elegant architecture expression that uses ropes brilliantly to create lightness and porosity in its structure. The jury was impressed by the simple materiality of the installation and its simplicity in design.

The design created a new ‘landscape’ expression leveraging on the understanding of the rope characteristic and the notion that the landscape is peeling off the ground. The flow of ropes and shadows of the lines attempted to create simultaneous yet different experience of movement for spaces within and outside; each can be imagined differently as a user and as a passer-by.
Overall, the design has lived up to a very ‘breathable’ architecture aligned to the theme ‘Exhale’. But the jury also saw the engineering precision and intricacy challenges that is surmountable to the success of pulling this off beautifully.

About Archifest 2016 Pavilion Design Competition:
This year, SIA and SILA will collaborate to broaden the discussion on design, culture and our built environment at Archifest. The design competition was launched in May, inviting participants to design a Pavilion envisioned to be the physical manifestation of the theme ‘Exhale’. The Archifest Pavilion is imagined to be a temporary, outdoor recreational venue which reinvents our experience of a public space, providing a comfortable, unique and multi-sensorial experience of the city to be enjoyed by everyone.

Former Pavilion Winners:
2012 – Wonder|Wall by WOW Architects @ The Foothills, Fort Canning Park 2013 – House by RSP Architects @ Dhoby Ghaut Green 2014 – FUGUE 1357 by HCF and Associates + Cloud Arch by AgFacadesign and NUS @ Marina Bay Sands

Jury Panel:
Prof. Richard Ho, Chair of Design Thrust, Singapore Institute of Architects and Archifest 2016 Organising Committee Mr. Damian Tang, President, International Federation of Landscape Architects Asia-Pacific Region Mr. Ronnie Tan, President, Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects Mr. Fong Hoo Cheong, Founder, HCF and Associates and winner of the Archifest 2014 Pavilion Design Competition

About Archifest www.archifest.sg
Initiated by the Singapore Institute of Architects in 2007, Archifest is an annual festival for the city to celebrate architecture and the built environment. Celebrating its 10th edition this year, Archifest is a platform for all walks of life to discuss, debate and deliberate architectural issues. Participants will find themselves engaging in uninhibited dialogues, creative collaborations and a constant exchange of ideas. Archifest aims to provide an opportunity to breed a vibrant design culture and consequently a design conscious society, by encouraging and guiding the general public and design professionals of all fields to interact in a fun and free atmosphere.

About Singapore Institute of Architects www.sia.org.sg
The Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) is a professional organisation established in 1961 with the objective to promote the architectural profession and the built environment in Singapore. The Institute is the sole representative for the architectural profession in Singapore. SIA acknowledges the efforts of its architectural members as they pursue standards of excellence in their field and continue to create innovative architectural designs. The Institute has played an active role in several major events, such as The World Cities Summit, Shanghai World Expo 2010 and the Venice Biennale 2010.

About Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects www.sila.org.sg
The Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects (SILA) is a non-profit organisation representing the Landscape Architectural professional in Singapore. It was established in 1985 to advance the science and art of Landscape Architecture and the theory and practice of landscape, environmental, and urban design; to promote research and education therein; and to create and maintain a high standard of professional qualification.

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