Architecture Workshop | Dream a Little Green of Telok Ayer

***As featured by The Straits Times, The Guardian UK and The Oriental Daily Hong Kong***

Curious about the stories behind architecture?

Join our Christmas workshop:
  • meet new friends over afternoon tea
  • learn about local buildings like shophouses with a beginner-friendly session
  • engage your creative side through fun drawing exercises
We round off with a stroll around the neighbourhood. Come, experience Telok Ayer with us!


"Thanks for the workshop! Enjoyed it! :D"
- Ben, designer (joined 22nd November session)


Ticket includes:
  1. Afternoon tea - a drink and a snack
  2. 60-min overview of architecture
  3. Workshop materials (e.g. for drawing)
  4. An exclusive Charity Christmas card by Naiise for Touch Young Arrows
And of course, the company of friends new and old in a wonderful shophouse venue


What makes a building 'green'? Why is the shophouse considered South East Asian? How do we keep old buildings alive beyond being a shell? Will there still be parking spaces in the CBD in 10 years time?

Step into different dreams of Telok Ayer but stepping into the shoes of immigrants, architects, office workers who have lived, worked, played and prayed in the neighbourhood. From 21st century skyscrapers to some of the oldest buildings in Singapore, there will be secrets to discover and stories to share.


We're diving into these spaces new and old:
  • A skyscraper inspired by a bamboo grove: Tokio Marine Centre Singapore by CSYA
  • A skyscraper topped by a "Sky Forest": CapitaGreen by Toyo Ito
  • The silent witness to the changing neighbourhood: Lau Pa Sat
  • Conserved shophouses: Chung Hwa Free Clinic, Far East Square
  • Neighourhood anchors: Thian Hock Kheng temple
We're beginner friendly:
  • Prior knowledge of architecture is not required - we explain everything from the basics
  • We always start our workshops with a friendly group introduction. Come make some new friends!
  • The group size is limited, to ensure quality interaction
Accessibility and route:
  • The workshop is held on the 2nd floor of a shophouse with no elevator
  • The session starts on Telok Ayer Street and ends at Raffles Place MRT
More questions? Click "Contact" on the bottom right of this page.

Shophouse photo by Nicolas Lannuzel.

  • The event description was updated. Diff#132801 2015-11-24 15:51:14
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Sat Nov 28, 2015
3:00 PM - 4:40 PM SGT
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167 Telok Ayer Street
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167 Telok Ayer Street Singapore
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