ArchiFest’10 - Singapore’s premier architectural festival - will return to the city this year with a strong line-up of events and fringe activities to celebrate our built environment. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), this year, ArchiFest will run from October 4, coinciding with World Architecture Day, to November 3. The festival, open to the public, will feature an international forum showcasing renowned design practitioners worldwide, ArchiFest exhibitions, ArchiTours, talks, workshops and a multitude of social events.
ArchiFest is aimed at providing a platform to encourage a vibrant design culture, and consequently a design-conscious society, by encouraging and guiding the general public and design professionals of all fields to interact in a fun-filled and free atmosphere.
This year’s event explores the theme of ‘Happy Cities’ and how urban environments can be developed to foster feelings of ‘happiness’ in members of its community. ArchiFest’10 will examine this through a collection of built and speculative architectural and urban projects conceived under various socio-economical, political and cultural conditions. The theme ‘Happy Cities’ will focus on creative parameters that define places and urban settings, challenging the conventional notions of sustainable urban living.