SUTD @ Singapore Archifest 2020

25 Sep 2020 - 31 Oct 2020 Various Various

Architecture Saving OUR World - SG Archifest First Ever Hybrid Edition

The annual Singapore Archifest is happening from 25 September to 31 October 2020, spanning over six weekends. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), this year's festival will be the first ever hybrid edition, with over 100 programmes lined up.

The festival invites both the built community and general public to discover the role of architecture and explore how architecture addresses pressing issues in the modern society - such as climate change, food shortage and public health.

Festival Director

SUTD is proud to have Associate Professor Chong Keng Hua appointed as the festival director of Archifest 2020

“This is a year of many firsts for the festival. Not only are we taking on a hybrid format, but also introducing a decentralised Singapore Archifest with smaller pop-up programmes to feature ground-up initiatives and projects across the island. Architecture impacts us all, and we want the festival to be an opportunity for everyone − whether architects, designers or those looking for something exciting to do over the weekend − to be able to join in the fun and participate in a collective effort to save our world through architecture.”

Associate Professor Chong leads the Social Urban Research Group (SURGe), Opportunity Lab (O-Lab), and MND-HDB New Urban Kampung Research Program. He is also the founding partner of COLOURS: Collectively Ours LLP, an award-winning design consultancy specialising in collaborative public place design. 

SUTD Participation at Archifest 2020

The SUTD community continues to support and contribute to Archifest. Activities this year include SUTDIO (student club) ArchiCraft Workshops involving Assistant Professor Kenneth Tracy and Senior Lecturer Daniel Whittaker, PARK(ing) Day, physical pop-up installations by AIRLAB, Dynamic Assemblies LabAssistant Professor Carlos BanonAssistant Professor Christine YogiamanAdjunct Assistant Professor Calvin Chua, virtual exhibitions by various studios and labs including studios by SUTD-Ong & Ong Resident Architect Andrew Lee, Jackson Tan and Alex Sun, O-Lab, as well as studio works by Professor of Practice Eva Castro and Assistant Professor Michael Budig.


Virtual exhibition going live on 25 September

For more Archifest information, visit or view all forums, pop-ups, workshops.