Archifest 2012

About Archifest

Happening from 6 - 31 October 2012, Archifest is a month-long festival that celebrates the urban environment and the communities that make it come alive. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, Singapore's only architecture festival returns with new programmes to enable a wider audience to engage in various conversations about our city; it will be more than just beautiful buildings and neat streets. Archifest aims to consider the city in new ways - its people, spaces and the way we inhabit it. Join us in exploring this little red dot we call home!

Rethink Singapore 2012

This year's theme for Archifest is Rethink Singapore. To imagine a city of the future, old urban moulds must be shed and new definitions made. Archifest 2012 hopes to place our city under new light and through new lenses, rethinking and reframing Singapore as an urban ecosystem, beyond singular architectural projects. Through this month-long festival, we hope to engage different communities to step up, collaborate, participate and rethink the city. We believe that the city belongs to all of us!

Archifest 2012


President Diary

Summary of SIA President's Diary 2012.

Career Talks

As part of SIA's outreach programme to schools, SIA organises annually Career Guidance Talks on Architecture to Secondary and Junior Colleges. Interested Schools can approach SIA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

SIA Annual Golf Tournament 2012

The SIA Annual Golf Tournament has received overwhelming response from members and friends over the past 18 years. This year the golf tournament was held on 26 Sep 2012 at Tanah Merah Country Club, with 144 players participating.

SIA Getz Architecture Prize

Wednesday, 17 October 2012, Singapore - An international Jury Panel, comprising renowned architects from Asia and beyond, has selected Professor Ar Jimmy Lim Cheok Siang from the Malaysianbased architectural firm, Jimmy Lim Design, as the Prize Laureate for the 2012 SIA-Getz Architecture Prize for Emergent Architecture in Asia. Professor Lim is the fourth recipient of the prestigious Award which is presented biennially by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) and supported by Getz Bros & Co (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Professor Jimmy Lim will be presented with the Prize Medallion by Mr Winy Maas, the Co-Founding Director of MVRDV, at an Award Ceremony to be held at the Rendezvous Grand Hotel, Singapore, on 17 October 2012. The Award comes with a cash prize of US$20,000.