Returning for its 8th year come this September, Archifest 2014 will feature the theme ‘CROWD’, which seeks to open up discussions on how the notion of Crowd operates and contributes to architecture and urbanism, through an engaging line-up of exhibitions, activities and speakers that visitors can look forward to.
Credit: Archifest Facebook Page
The Pavilion, which will be the main base of Archifest 2014 where the various events and activities start from or run within the space, will physically embody the spirit of this year’s theme ‘CROWD’ and it will be built by the winners (yes, not just one but TWO winners) of its Archifest 2014 Pavilion Design Competition, that was held in June, for its upcoming event.
The winners are Architect Fong Hoo Cheong of ‘HCF and Associates’, and Architect Kelvin Kan and Lead Designer Shinya Okuda of ‘AgFacadesign and NUS’.
SIA’s President and Pavilion Jury member, Theodore Chan commented, “The winning entries were chosen based on how well this year’s theme was encompassed in their designs. Each winning submission is independently exceptional. This unprecedented outcome is due to the highest quality of the winning submissions and the intensity of the design competition recording the highest number of top quality submissions in the history of Archifest. Both design proposals have shown great flexibility in accommodating various people and the different activities, as well as, showcased the architectural idea of people and their ability to empower change within the city. We are excited to see how collaboration between the two winners will culminate towards the Archifest 2014 pavilion. ”
‘HCF and Associates’ and ‘AgFacadesign and NUS’ were awarded this year for their design concept entries titled, ‘FUGUE 1357’ and ‘CLOUD ARCH’ respectively. As winners, both firms will be given a budget of $50,000 to build the Pavilion which will span across up to 623 sqm, and an additional $8,000 in professional fees. (Please refer to ANNEX A for the Design Concepts of Winners as attached)
Credit: Architect Fong Hoo Cheong of ‘HCF and Associates’ - Fugue 1357 (as seen on Archifest FB Page)
The public can look forward to the final design of the Pavilion, which will be a physical manifestation of the combined ideas between the two winning entries, at Archifest 2014 held from 26 September to 11 October 2014.
The two-week long festival will be anchored at the Archifest Pavilion, situated at the Marina Bay Event Plaza with a pop-up café.
The festival will also feature Urban Lab, Archifest Conference, Architours and other fringe events, to be announced later.
For more information on Archifest 2014, please visit:
Information as kindly provided by Archifest 2014 and SPRG.
Visuals / images as provided by AgFacadesign and NUS (Cloud Arch) & HCF and Associates (Fugue 1357).