Date : Thursday 22 November 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location : The Chamber
The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane
On the occasion of the Architectural Heritage Season held by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, meet Jean Francois Milou, best known for his work as the architect of the National Gallery Singapore, the sensitive transformation of its two monuments in ways that create a harmonious interplay between the past and the present.
The Architectural Heritage Season (AHS) is an annual festival that celebrates Singapore’s built heritage and well restored buildings.
Less is known about Jean-Francois Milou’s design philosophy, the sources that have inspired his development as an architect and his extensive work over the past decades with the studioMilou team, as the designer of numerous public projects in Europe, and as an expert for both UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and the French government.
Jean-Francois Milou is the principal architect and lead partner for Studio MiLou, whose proposal was chosen among 111 others to design and build the National Gallery Singapore. Together with his team, he succeeded in uniting two historical edifices – the former City Hall, created for the British colonial administration in the late 1920s, and the former Supreme Court – preserving their original architectural integrity and celebrating them as a national heritage, while creating a new visual identity for the National Gallery.