ARCHITOURS 2017 | TOUR 4 | 8 Oct | PM


Architours 2017 returns with an array of hand-picked works thematically curated. This year, in our 11th year running, immerse in the rich atmosphere of Singapore’s architectural environment, both old and new, and rediscover the hidden interesting spaces around Singapore. Join us for an exclusive access into these architectural gems as we bring you closer than ever into these projects and get behind-the- scenes with the designers who brought them to life.


CapitaGreen | RSP Architects

(Photo credit: CapitaLand Limited)

CapitaGreen is a 40-storey, premium Grade A office development located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District (CBD).

Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito designed CapitaGreen to resemble a plant growing towards the sky. Breaking away from conventional office buliding design, the lush greenery that envelopes the building creates a sustainable office environment that is connected with nature.

Over half of its perimeter façade is covered by living plants, resulting in a 55% green ratio. Its innovative double-skin façade is made up of an outer layer of frameless glass and an inner envelope of double-glazed full-height glass. Between these two layers of glass are planter boxes filled with shrubs and ground-covers. The double-skin facade not only reduces solar heat gain in the building by up to 26%, it also serves as a greenhouse for the plants to flourish. Rain water is harvested to irrigate the plants in the building

Lush greenery adorns the sky terraces on levels 5, 14 and 26, as well as the rooftop sky forest on level 40. These spaces bring the outdoors indoors, offering tenants quiet respite from the bustling city. The crown of the building is marked by a distinctive red and white sculptural petalled wind scoop which takes advantage of the prevailing wind direction to draw in cooler, cleaner air from the higher altitude and directs it to the office floors after going through the air-conditioning handling units. On levels 38-39 is Gravity, a members-only lifestyle concept gym. Located on the rooftop is Artemis, a Mediterranean restaurant where diners can savour stunning views of Marina Bay while enjoying fresh, sustain-ably-sourced produce.

EDL Gallery | Formwerkz Architects

(Photo Credit: Marc Tan)

The EDL Division is a showcase of the collaborative spirit and a celebration of materials. The togetherness of its divisions encourages exploration, to inspire experiences through spaces. The togetherness of its divisions pave an inspiring spatial journey that encourages exploration to unchartered grounds, paving for future breakthroughs. This space is much alike a story composed of chapters. Each chapter – a physical and visual division – elaborates on a different component of the laminate story. The differentiation is marked by a shift in floor and wall tones that are in corresponding shades of grey.

Sale of tickets will close 3 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: Singapore Institute of Architects @ 79 Neil Road

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 Architours

The highly anticipated Architours returns at Archifest 2017, 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 and The Architecture Society (TAS) of National University of Singapore is proud to present yet another inspiring series of Architours, as part of Archifest 2017. LIKE us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/archifest) for updates on the tours!

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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.

Sun Oct 8, 2017
1:30 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Singapore Institutes of Architects@79 Neil Road
Adult SOLD OUT $50.00
Student SOLD OUT $42.00
Venue Address
79 Neil Rd, Singapore 088904 Singapore
Nearest MRT: Outram Park MRT
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