Temporary Structures in Community Spaces


Increasingly, the temporary has its place.

Temporary structures in community spaces are activating the spaces they inhabit and transforming them into vibrant activity areas. In looking at "Temporary Structures in Community Spaces", we speak to guest speakers about some temporary structures that have brought life to communities.

Case Study | Archifest Pavilion

London has the Serpentine Pavilion in Hyde Park.

Singapore has our very own Archifest Pavilion, offering a temporal experience for visitors to enjoy a respite in the midst of buzzy city life.

At the point of this talk, DP Architects will be in the midst of constructing their winning entry for the Archifest 2016 Pavilion Design Competition - RGB Pavilion. Situated at Raffles Place Park, this will be the festival village for the annual public festival celebrating architecture and the built environment, from 23 Sep to 9 Oct.

How did the design process start, based on 'exhale', the theme of the festival? Is it really possible to create a zero-waste structure? How does a good-looking structure 'engage' passer-bys?

Ms Ang Guo Zi, Associate Director of DP Architects Pte Ltd, and the lead designer of the Archifest Paviion, will explain how their winning entry challenges the rapidity and density of activities that define our pace of life, weigh-in on the state of Singapore’s built environment and breathe new life into it.

Case Study | Drama Box Ltd

Have you seen a giant 'marble' in your neighbourhood? That could be GoLi - The Moving Theatre, the eye catching inflatable balloon that houses Drama Box's pop up theatre events. GoLi is a travelling theatre that tours Singapore and brings theatre to the audience, instead of waiting for audience to come to them.

Images courtesy from www.facebook.com/goli.moving.theatre

IgnorLAND is another community theatre project that Drama Box presents, with aims to excavate shared memories of a place, and bring unknown or forgotten stories to the people. The IgnorLAND series brings audiences to the actual sites, enabling them to perceive the surrounding physical environment, most recently to Dakota Crescent.

Ms Koh Hui Ling, Associate Artistic Director of Drama Box, will share her experiences with the audiences through the organisation of such community events.

Images courtesy from www.facebook.com/goli.moving.theatre

A Fringe Event of Archifest 2016:

Archifest is an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, is organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects, in partnership with Singapore Institute of Landscape Architects. 2016 sees the festival celebrating its 10th anniversary, which will be held from 23 September to 9 October 2016, at Raffles Place Park. The 2016 theme is titled “EXHALE”. Visit www.archifest.sg for more events.

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