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Behind the Scenes at the Asian Civilisations Museum [2 CPD Points]

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Ngee Ann Auditorium, Basement 1

Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place

Singapore, 179555

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Listen to the two architects behind the 2018 AHA Award for New Design in Heritage Context project share insights to the challenges faced.

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The two new wings at the Asian Civilisations Museum were created over four years in two stages. Unapologetically contemporary in architecture and form, they are a counterpoint to the classical national monument building. These additions have become a harmonious permanence in the museum, established as well-loved and well-used spaces, revitalising both the building form and it’s function as the ACM.

This lecture provides insight into the process of creating these two wings and the unique challenges arising out of their resolution. The briefs were demanding within spatial constraints and heritage/conservation concerns. Site and existing building constraints presented technical and engineering complexities, along with the need to reconcile the existing 19th century building with current building regulations. Challenges during construction involved working within an operating museum, unexpected site discoveries, expectations of quality, and uncompromising construction program.

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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Nigel Greenhill and Li Sau Kei are co-founders of GreenhilLi. Their architecture is an intelligent and creative process underpinned by fundamental aspirations for excellence in design. Developed and matured in their studio, their expression of architecture is distinctive and purposeful.

Since its formation in 2005, GreenhilLi has undertaken transportation, public realm, cultural, conservation, commercial and mixed use projects in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and in North Africa.

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Registration starts at 4pm

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BOA/SIA CPD POINT ACCREDIDATIONThis talk is accredited 2 points under the BOA/SIA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme. Architects are to register at both the startnd of the session.

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Asian Civilisations Museum

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Singapore

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