Architects, designers and architecture enthusiasts were treated to a preview of the inaugural Asia Pacific Architecture Forum 2016, at an event hosted by the Australia High Commissioner in Singapore this week.
Presented at venues across Queensland from 1 to 14 March 2016, the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will bring together leading architects from across the Asia Pacific region.
The two week long forum will host a range of events, including exhibitions, installations, lectures, workshops and a symposium which will engage architecture enthusiasts, professionals, educators, students and children alike.
In introducing the event High Commissioner to Singapore, Philip Green said the forum would have a far-reaching effect on international cooperation and economic development in the Asia Pacific Region.
“It’s indisputable the Asia Pacific region is an exciting place to be in terms of creativity and growth. This first ever Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will be a synthesis of burgeoning ideas in a thriving creative region, where we can learn from each other as close neighbours and continue to be innovative in the area of our built environment.”
Queensland Government Architect Malcolm Middleton said: “Queensland has strategically positioned itself as relevant and influential in the region, through an important focus on cultural exchange and excellence of engagement in all areas of the arts; none more important now than the standard of architectural execution in this sub-tropical place that resonates strongly with our Asia Pacific neighbours.”
The Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will promote architecture’s pivotal role in the culture, sustainability and economy of the region. The forum is a collaboration between founding partners Architecture Media and State Library of Queensland; presenting partners Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, BVN and the Museum of Brisbane; event partners University of Queensland School of Architecture, Australian Institute of Architects, Artisan and the Australian High Commission Singapore; and is presented in association with QAGOMA.
Programming for the Asia Pacific Architecture Forum will reflect the diversity of the countries, cities and people of the Asia Pacific region, and explore the way new world cities are responding to the opportunities and challenges of the Asian century.
Highlights from the program include an Architecture Asia Pacific Symposium; University of Queensland Architecture Lecture Series; Vo Trong Nghia’s Fugitive Structures installation; and Little Designers workshops.
The full program of events will be available online soon at aparchitectureforum.com