January 25, 2018

Artkitektura Festival of Architecture and the Arts opens February 3

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  • This 2018, Artkitektura is holding the Festival of Architecture and the Arts to celebrate holistic approaches to architecture and the built environment. Starting February 3, world leading designers and creative thinkers will engage the public and share ideas on design process, heritage, urban renewal, and life enhancing architecture.

    Artkitektura is holding the Festival of Architecture and the Arts to celebrate holistic approaches to architecture and the built environment which opens on February 3, 2018.

    The 2018 theme of Movement and Flow in the Built Environment will be explored through exhibitions, talks, workshops, artistic presentations and study tours.

    One of the highlights of this year’s Artkitektura is the International Exhibition on Living Architecture, opening on February 3, 2018 at 5 PM at the Vargas Museum, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City.Commissioned by Iona Foundation based in the Netherlands, this rare exhibition tours the English-speaking world for the first time with the Philippines as its first Asian destination.

    Second Goetheanum by Rudolf Steiner (Dornach, Switzerland,1924-1928)

    Curated by Pieter van der Ree, the exhibition is intended to raise awareness of the relationship between architecture and the natural, social and cultural life of which it is part and to stimulate the creation of buildings that support these life-processes.

    Artkitektura lecture series and workshops will be on February 3 and 4 from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.  The lectures will be held at the Aretè, Ateneo de Manila’s newest building dedicated to arts and innovation, while the workshops will be at the UP Vargas Museum.

    The February 3 speakers and workshop leaders include world leading environmental engineer Patrick Bellew who led the design team of the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore; award-winning Australian architect Gregory Burgess, notable for his organically designed buildings and participatory approach; and Filipino architect Jason Buensalido, whose experimental designs seek to contemporize the bahay kubo.

    On February 4, the lectures will be led by Richard Coleman, a British architect specializing in heritage and townscape design; Colombian bamboo and timber engineer Luis Lopez; and Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte.


    What: Festival of Architecture and the Arts
    When: Opening on February 3, 2018
    Where: University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City and Aretè at the Ateneo de Manila University

    Ticket Info:

    Regular Festival Pass: Php 5,500 and Php 2,500 for students, (with access to lectures and the exhibit, a festival kit, and workshops)

    Regular Lecture Pass: Php 2,500 and Php 1,500 for students which gives you access to all activities during that day. (Valid only for 1 day)

    Partner Pass: Php 4,500 available only to members of United Architects of the Philippines (UAP). (With festival kit and access to lectures, the exhibit, and workshops that come at a first-come, first-served basis. Make sure to present your PRC ID upon purchase and at the venue.)

    *All workshops are on a first-come, first-served basis. Both Festival and Lecture Passes are available only over-the-counter. Present ID upon purchase at the venue.


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