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Sustainable Architecture Adventure

An Intro to Sustainable Architecture on Friday + A Walking Adventure at the Break of Dawn on Saturday with Coffee and Croissants!
Description

Would you recognise the Singapore from a number of years ago?

Singapore is in the midst of an urban transformation. It is turning the famous 'Garden City' concept by Ebenezer Howard on its head to become a 'City in a Garden'. It is not an easy task, with many stakeholders coming together to build this new-age environmentally sustainable city.

Friday 7.00pm: Understand and delve into the future trends in sustainable architectural design with the screening of documentary film 'Deeper Shades of Green'.

Highlighting remarkable thinkers, far ahead of their times: Ken Yeang, Werner Sobek and William McDonough, these architectural geniuses challenge society and environmental design and radically change the face of not only architecture, but of environmentalism. Narrated by Brad Pitt the episode even starts with a case study of National Library, Singapore!

The screening will be followed by a short discussion and briefing on the next day's walking adventure.

Saturday 8.30am: Join us for a curated 5km urban trail taking you to Singapore of the old, new and historic with a focus on its sustainable urban aspirations for the future as well as some of its challenges.

Kicking off in the heart of Bras Basah cultural district, we'll explore environmentally certified buildings of tomorrow and experience the contrast to traditional shophouses from the past. With the bustling city scape on our mind, in the next phase of our walk, we experience the fundamentals of sustainable urban planning which are density and public transportation.

And to top the adventure off, you'll savour Singapore's heritage over the best coffee and croissants in Tiong Bahru while learning the importance of it and its conservation.

Check out a map of the walk and our stops here: http://goo.gl/8gCuH1

Sounds like the perfect weekend adventure?
Then join us at The Hub on Friday 7th March 7:00pm and at the National Library on Saturday 8th March 8:30am. To fully experience what we have curated, you are encouraged to join on Friday and Saturday.

Funds from tickets for this HUB Adventure will go to support the efforts of the local charity Billion Bricks. Special thanks to Billion Bricks Founder and professional Architect Prasoon Kumar for leading the walking tour.


About HUB Adventures

Interested to learn about social/environmental issues facing Singapore today in a fun, easy and engaging way?

If yes, then welcome to HUB Adventures! HUB Adventures are a series of immersive experiences which use the power of HUB Singapore as the platform to bring together Hubbers, general public, NGOs and corporates.

Why should you join?

Because you will get to learn about the issues, connect with thought leaders and peers and make an impact yourself. Oh, and you can do all this in just a few short hours over a weekend.

How it works - Each edition of the series will have:

a. A Friday evening event - to stimulate the emotions based on real human stories from an inspiring speaker and a documentary film. Approx. 2 hours

b. A Saturday morning adventure - to learn hands-on about the issue through an awesome adventure in Singapore and to explore with fellow participants ideas related to the issue. Approx. 3 hours

Event Timeline
Fri Mar 7, 2014
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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Venue
Fri: HUB Singapore, 113 Somerset Road; Sat: Start from National Library
Tickets
Hubbers $10.00
Non-Hubbers $15.00
Venue Address
Fri: HUB Singapore, 113 Somerset Road; Sat: Start from National Library Singapore
Organizer
HUBAdventures
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