Archifest 2020 - Architecture Saving Our World
“Architecture Saving Our World” is not about grand architecture or the magnificence of architecture, but about new ideas and responsible designs that benefit our ecology and humanity – climate change, public health, social equity and cultural continuity. Some of these have yet to make their way into mainstream architecture, but there is no lack of the spirit of ‘creative activism’ within the profession; of architects testing concepts and postulations.
SINGAPORE ARCHIFEST 2020 seeks to bring forth this spirit and to demonstrate how architecture has the power to impact and ultimately save our world.
The Pavilion has always been the physical manifestation of the spirit of Singapore Archifest. As a temporary structure and a common space accessible and enjoyed by everyone, it embodies redefinition and innovation of the multi-sensorial public space in Singapore.
The Pavilion is also the headquarters of the festival, a place where projects are showcased, events are run, and ideas are shared and discussed throughout the festival.
To these ends this year is no different, except that our world has changed dramatically.
The environmental, socio economic and public health crises have converged, especially drastically so in the past few months.
The SIA-LES Pavilion 2020 thus offers a timely opportunity for us to reflect and rethink the ethic and aesthetic code for architecture, as well as to extend its role and agenda at the frontline.
Launch of Competition:
11 May 2020
Registration Deadline for Competition Briefing:
15 May 2020
Competition Briefing: (via Zoom):
18 May 2020, 10am – 11am
Closing Date for Queries:
20 May 2020
Publication of Response to Queries:
22 May 2020
8 June 2020, 12 Noon
Presentation by Shortlisted Finalists:
10 June 2020
2020 Jury Panel
Prof. (Dr.) Chong Keng Hua
(Festival Director, Singapore Archifest 2020)
Ar. Chu Yang Keng
(Founder, IX Architects Pte Ltd)
Mr. Huang Ming
Ar. Khoo Peng Beng
(Partner, ARC Studio Architecture + Urbanism)
Ar. Christina Thean
(Honourary Secretary & Co-Chairman of Design Thrust, SIA)