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Hexagonal vertical village in Singapore crowned World Building of the Year

The Interlace is the eighth building to claim the World Architecture Festival's World Building of the Year title
The Interlace is the eighth building to claim the World Architecture Festival's World Building of the Year title
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The Interlace is the eighth building to claim the World Architecture Festival's World Building of the Year title
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The Interlace is the eighth building to claim the World Architecture Festival's World Building of the Year title
The Interlace comprises 31 six-story apartment blocks
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The Interlace comprises 31 six-story apartment blocks
The Interlace's apartment blocks are stacked into hexagonal shapes
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The Interlace's apartment blocks are stacked into hexagonal shapes
The Interlace is described as "one of the most ambitious residential developments in Singapore's history"
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The Interlace is described as "one of the most ambitious residential developments in Singapore's history"
The Interlace is described as "a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment"
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The Interlace is described as "a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment"
The Interlace apartment blocks are each 70 m (230 ft) long
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The Interlace apartment blocks are each 70 m (230 ft) long
The Interlace aims to create a mix of internal and outdoor shared and private spaces
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The Interlace aims to create a mix of internal and outdoor shared and private spaces

A vertical village in Singapore has been name the World Building of the Year 2015 at the World Architecture Festival. The Interlace is a residential development designed by OMA / Buro Ole Scheeren. It comprises 31 six-story apartment blocks stacked in hexagonal shapes.

"The Interlace is blazing a trail with an example of bold, contemporary architectural thinking," says World Architecture Festival Director Paul Finch. "The project presents an alternative way of thinking about developments which might otherwise become generic tower clusters."

Described as "one of the most ambitious residential developments in Singapore's history" and "a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment," the Interlace aims to create a mix of internal and outdoor shared and private spaces.

The Interlace is described as "a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment"
The Interlace is described as "a radically new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment"

The apartment blocks are each 70 m (230 ft) long and are arranged around eight large courtyards. The stacked arrangement means that the different environments created are spread across multiple levels.

The Interlace is the eighth building to claim the World Architecture Festival's World Building of the Year title since its inception in 2008, and follows on from last year's winner, the Chapel in Ho Chi Minh. It is claimed to be the world’s largest international architectural event, and moves to Berlin next year after being held in Singapore for four years.

Source: World Architecture Festival

5 comments
Teaser-Trailer.com
From the pictures am not sure if there are no balconies or if they're tiny, but in a tropical climate you better have one to really enjoy life. I would not want to live in that giant lego stack...
Teaser-Trailer.com
From the pictures am not sure if there are no balconies or if they're tiny, but in a tropical climate you better have one to really enjoy life. I would not want to live in that giant lego stack...
svengali49
The photos show a huge amount of balconies, but more importantly, I hope they are faced to catch the best breezes and block out the most sunlight in this layout. They look a lot better than many of the buildings you see in cities around the world, but I hope they are user friendly in this configuration i.e. police, fire and ambulance access, and good for older people to travel around.
the.other.will
Brilliant!
S Michael
Innovative.... Thinking outside of the box... Or placing the boxes in a better situation.