Archifest 2018 Design For Life

The Festival Pavilion for Archifest 2018, designed by Kite Studio Architecture

The Festival Pavilion for Archifest 2018, designed by Kite Studio Architecture

Set against the spectacular backdrop of the Marina Bay skyline, the annual Archifest organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) kicked off its 2018 edition with a bustling opening party at its Festival Pavilion. Situated at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, festival partners and industry professionals turned up to pledge their support to this year’s theme, “Design for Life”. From today till Oct. 10, the annual festival which celebrates architecture and the built environment will be offering over 50 events that range from architectural tours and workshops, to symposiums and exhibitions.

The Festival pavilion

The Festival pavilion

Your Expressive City Sketch

Your Expressive City Sketch

As part of the Pavilion, members of the public will be able to contribute to the Walls of Connection– a public initiative that invites visitors to pay a minimum donation fee of $5 in exchange forAkzonobel’s easy-to-use Dulux Colour PlayTM️ Tester, and to paint the bricks of a mural wall created as a visual representation of the iconic and well-loved Rochor Centre. Proceeds of the donation goes towards the Singapore Red Cross Society.

Kite Studio Architecture was also acknowledged for their winning design for this year’s Pavilionopen call. Responding to the theme “Design for Life”, Kite Studio Architecture brought to lifeSingapore’s ubiquitous public housing void deck in the heart of the city. Prizes were also given to the runners-up DP Architects and Super Assembly. The Pavilion will function as the festival’sanchor event space for numerous programmes that will take place over the next two weeks.

Archifest 2018 runs until Oct. 10 .

For more information, you may access the Archifest 2018 Media Kit or visit www.archifest.sg to register.

Festival Director Yann Follain addressing guests at Archifest Opening Party

Festival Director Yann Follain addressing guests at Archifest Opening Party

Festival Director Mr Yann Follain (L) and President of SIA Mr Seah Chee Huang (R) painting the Walls of Connection mural wall, contributing to a visual representation of Singapore’s Rochor Centre

Festival Director Mr Yann Follain (L) and President of SIA Mr Seah Chee Huang (R) painting the Walls of Connection mural wall, contributing to a visual representation of Singapore’s Rochor Centre