AnA | Singapore Edition

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Starting in November 2020, we will take a Virtual World Tour and “visit” selected countries around the world to meet some of their most relevant architects. Now that we can not meet you and our speakers at a fully booked auditorium, we will bring the speakers directly to your homes and offices! 

On Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 live from 19:00 to 20:30 SGT, Singapore time (12:00 – 13:30 CET, Berlin time), the two Singapore-based architects will talk on our virtual stage about their personal experiences and important creative periods in their lives and, as always at “AnA“, not a word may be lost about their projects. 

Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects, www.woha.net
Maria Warner Wong, WoW Architects, www.wow.sg 

There will be a rerun (not live) from 19:00 to 20:30 CET, Berlin time.

This event is kindly supported by JUNG and Mosa.



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Programme live 

18:45 (SGT, Singapore time) – “Doors open”
19:00 – 19:10 – Welcome
19:10 – 20:10 – Speakers (20-Minute talk & 10-Minute interview)
20:10 – 20:30 p.m. – Discussion with questions from the audience

Information about the format Architects, not Architecture.

Architects, not Architecture aims to bring to the stage what we normally don’t see. We invite well-known architects, who instead of talking about their award winning international projects, are asked to talk about themselves. They speak about their path, their influences and experiences, and dive deeper into their intellectual biography. This makes possible a better understanding of their work, without them even mentioning it.

Information about the speakers

Richard Hassell is the co-Founding Director of WOHA. He graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1989, and was awarded a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University, Melbourne, in 2002. He has served as a Board Member of DesignSingapore Council, the Board of Architects as well as the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. 

WOHA has accrued a varied portfolio of work and is known for its distinct approach to biophilic design and integrated landscaping. The practice has won a number of architectural awards, most recently the 2019 Urban Habitat and Best Mixed-Use Building awards from the Council of Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and 2018 World Building of the Year for Kampung Admiralty and 2018 Best Tall Building Worldwide for the Oasia Hotel Downtown.

WOHA’s Platinum Green Mark-rated PARKROYAL on Pickering hotel has become one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings, receiving the 2015 CTBUH Urban Habitat Award, the 2014 Design for Asia Grand Award and the 2013 World Architecture News Hotel of the Year Award.  Currently, the practice has projects under construction in Singapore, Bangladesh, China and Australia.

Maria Warner Wong is Design Director and co-founder of Warner Wong Design and WOW Architects. Under Maria’s direction, WOW’s extensive portfolio of work has been governed by a commitment to creating spaces of extraordinary sensory experience rooted in culture, memory and place. Maria leads the design and implementation of bespoke residences, health and wellness facilities and hotel and restaurant architecture and interior design. 

Projects include the Singapore High Commissioner’s Residence in London, the Bishopsgate House, Sentosa Cove House and Chiltern House in Singapore. A long held commitment to promoting creative collaboration led to the adaptive reuse of the Niven Road Studio into WOWHAUS. Committed to promoting sustainable design and education, Maria has taught sustainable architectural design at the National University of Singapore, and served on the NUS/RIBA Accreditation Committee. She has published on the topic of sustainability and represented WOW as a founding member of the Singapore Green Building Council.