16 & 17 Oct . Drama Centre @ NLB
Man + Environment
The ArchiFest Forum returns with the theme “Man + Environment”, which re-examines the relationship of Architecture with the Environment. This complex relationship encompasses context, genius loci, history, culture, economics, and technology to the growing concern about the role of Architecture in the degradation of our environment that could contribute to global warming, climate change, displacement and alienation. These are clear and present issues facing many countries all over the world. It is therefore befitting and timely to adopt the theme “Man + Environment”, for this year’s ArchiFest 08, to drive home the point for balancing mankind’s needs and the environment.
SPEAKERS’ LINE UP
Richard HassellWOHA . Singapore . www
Richard Hassell graduated in 1989 from UWA in Perth, Australia and worked at Kerry Hill Architects in Singapore from 1989 to 1995, becoming an associate in 1992.
Richard Hassell is a founding director of WOHA, a regional design practice based in Singapore. Formed in 1994 with Singaporean Wong Mun Summ, the practice has grown to a staff of 90 from all over the world. WOHA creates integrated design for the built environment, encompassing master planning, architectural, landscape, interior and lighting and furniture design. WOHA has received numerous international awards for excellence in design and their work is featured in professional publications worldwide.
Richard Hassell was invited to participate in the prestigious invitation-only Masters by Practice program at RMIT University in 2000, and was awarded a Masters degree in 2002. Richard Hassell has given lectures, presentations and published papers at a variety of institutions including the National University of Singapore, RMIT University, University of Queensland, Queensland Technological University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University, University of Westminster and University of Western Australia.
Richard Hassell has been an architectural adviser to the Singapore Land Transport Authority and is currently appointed to the Design Council of Singapore. He is also a Board Member of the Board of Architects, Singapore.
The URA was recently awarded the 2008 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Asia Pacific Awards for the Bras Basah.Bugis (BBB) district. Richard Hassell of WOHA will speak about WOHA’s 7 projects within the district and how each project has capitalised on the urban design guidelines to start the transformation of the area into the Arts, Culture, Learning and Entertainment District of Singapore.
Lee Kut CheongRSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd . Singapore . www
Lee Kut Cheung graduated in 1974 from Hong Kong University with a Bachelor degree in Architecture and received his Grad Dip (Hons) from Architectural Association (AA) School of Architecture in London in 1981.
Lee’s career started at PWD, seeing him working on a huge portfolio of projects spanning 1971 to 1994. He worked as an Architect and promoted to Senior Architect in PWD from 1971 to 1979 and have designed and supervised a wide range of building projects including Ministry of Defence projects, Subordinate Law Courts, Woodlands Checkpoint, Victoria Concert Hall.
Upon his return from London is 1981, Lee was in-charge of major office buildings, schools, libraries, polyclinics, theatres including the Environment Building and retrofitting of Kallang Theatre and the Ministry of National Development Building
From 1989 to 1994, Lee was promoted to Directorate member of PWD and worked on major development projects including the Revenue House, Central Ministries Building, KK Hospital, AMK Community Hospital, Institute of Health & National Dental Centre and Redevelopment of the Parliament Complex. He was also responsible for project management of Woodbridge Hospital, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Eastern General Hospital & Singapore Arts Centre.
Lee joined RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd as a Director in 1994 and had seen the completion of many projects such as HDB Hub at Toa Payoh, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel & King’s Centre, NUS Cultural Centre, MRT North East Line - Chinatown Station, Republic Plaza Tower 2, NKF Kidney Centre at Kim Keat Road.
Since September 2007, Lee has assumed the role of Managing Director at RSP and is currently overseeing local projects such as St Regis Hotel & Residences, Rivergate Residential Development, Clarke Quay Redevelopment, Orchard Turn Development and Sports Hub at Kallang to name a few.
Lee is also managing overseas projects such as IT Park and Raffles City, Bangalore; Sarawak International Medical Centre, Kuching; Oberoi Hotel, New Delhi, India; proposed residential development in Ho Chi Minh City, Mumbai and IT Park at Nagpur, Pune.
Lee has received many awards throughout his career, including the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) National Day Honours 1975, Public Administration Medal (Silver) National Day Honours 1991, Public Service Medal National Day Honours 1999, SIA Award for Environment Building and CIDB Award for Construction Excellence for Major Retrofit to MND Building.
Named in Wallpaper Magazine’s Architects Directory, an "annual guide to the world’s most innovative practices", Andrew Maynard’s design practice is quickly becoming recognised as an emerging force on the architectural scene. Since Andrew Maynard Architects was established in late 2002 it has been recognised internationally in media, awards and exhibitions for its unique body of built work and its experimental conceptual design polemics. Read more
Fernando MenisMenis Arquitectos . Spain . www
Born in 1951 in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Fernando Menis studies Architecture at ETSA Barcelona. In 1981, he forms a team with architects Felipe Artengo Rufino y José María Rodríguez Pastrana Malagón. This collaboration results into Artengo, Menis, Pastrana Architects. From July 2004, Menis is working independently with his own studio.
Fernando Menis has won numourous awards, including:
Individual: 1st International Competition for Industrial Design: Un objeto para b.d., with arq. Inés Rodríguez Mansilla. Chaise Longue YUH (1989); 1st Prize Manuel de Oráa. MM House (1989); finalist FAD MM House (1999);
Awards he has achieved with partners:
1st Manuel de Oráa 2006 Magma Arte&Congresos and 6 other 1st prizes Manuel de Oráa; finalist FAD 2006 Magma Arte&Congresos; nominated for European Prize Mies van der Rohe 2007 (Magma A&C), nominated for the Spanish Architecture Award 2007 (Magma A&C), finalist at The IX Spanish Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism (Magma A&c); 1st Prize FAD, Canaries Presidency Headquarters (2000); finalist VIII Architecture Biennale Spain (2005) and finalist European Prize for Public Urban Space (2006) Swimming Pool on Spree Berlin; Prize for Accessibility 2007 SINPROMI for Magma.
Jo NoeroNoero Wolff Architects . South Africa . www
Noero Wolff Architects was established in 1985 as Jo Noero Architects - It was changed to Noero Wolff Architects in 1998 when Heinrich Wolff became a partner in the practice. Noero Wolff have designed buildings throughout Southern Africa as well as the United States.
Madhura PrematillekeTeam Architrave . Sri Lanka . www
Madhura Prematilleke practises with his colleagues at Team Architrave in Colombo, Sri Lanka, and considers himself an Asian Modernist in search of what he calls a robust architecture that can accommodate - and indeed thrive upon - the manner in which it is used, misused or otherwise Asianised. This view of Modernism stems from the fact that, as Prematilleke explains, in a cultural landscape such as ours in Sri Lanka - where urban contexts are chaotic, tastes are wildly heterogeneous, and usage of buildings abrasive, Modernism, in particular, with its aspirations of purity and lucidity, is hardly able to cope.
His office is best known for his design of the Royal Bakery on Galle Road in Colombo, the only Sri Lankan project featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture (2004). Additional projects, including the Cashew Tree and Thin Houses, along with the Sun Street office building, were profiled by The Sri Lanka Architect magazine.
Gerard ReinmuthTERROIR . Australia . www
Gerard Reinmuth formed TERROIR with Richard Blythe and Scott Balmforth in 1998. He is the Director in charge of the Sydney office and has a key design role on all major projects. These include award-winning projects such as Tranmere House and Peppermint Bay, and the $35million Hazards at Freycinet Hotel to be built during 2006 and 2007.
Professor Reinmuth said the TERROIR partners placed a lot of importance on the development of meaningful relationships between practice and the academy.
"TERROIR has always encouraged connections and collaborations that are unusual when compared to the modes of traditional practice but which, in our view, create places where innovation can flourish," he said.
Ken YeangT.R.Hamzah Yeang Sdn. Bhd. International . Malaysia . www
Dato Dr Ken Yeang - Ken Yeang is an architectplanner, and one of the foremost ecodesigners, theoreticians and thinkers in the field of green design. After studying architecture at the Architectural Association in London, his work on the green agenda started in the 70s beginning with his doctoral dissertation for the University of Cambridge on ecological design and planning. Ken Yeang is the author of several books on ecological design, including The Skyscraper, Bioclimatically Considered: A Design Primer (1996) published by Wiley-Academy, and The Green Skyscraper: The Basis for Designing Sustainable Intensive Buildings (1999) published by Prestel (Germany). He is the distinguished Plym Professor at the University of Illinois (USA) and Adjunct Professor at the University of Malaya (Malaysia), University of Tongji (China) and University of Hawaii (USA), and recently received a D. Lit. (Hon) from the University of Sheffield (UK). He is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Architects, Honorary FAIA and has served on the RIBA Council. A principal of Llewelyn Davies Yeang (UK) and its sister firm, Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia), Ken Yeang is well known for designing innovative signature green buildings and masterplans, and for his pursuit of the ecological aesthetic in his designs.
The speakers’ line-up is subject to change. More updates on speakers coming up, so watch this space!
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- Attendance to 1 half-day ArchiTour (for your selection on a first-come-first-served basis)
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