Winner – World Building of the Year 2015

‘The Interlace’

If you’re familiar with the high-density housing of Singapore, you’ll understand why this project won World Building of the Year 2015. Over 1000 apartments and 170,000 sq metres of floor space = nothing new. But what is:┬áThe Interlace explores a dramatically different approach to tropical living; an expansive network of living and communal spaces integrated with the natural environment.

Thirty-one apartment blocks, each six-stories tall and identical in length, are stacked in a hexagonal arrangement to form eight large-scale open and permeable courtyards. This forms a vertical village with cascading sky gardens and both private and public roof terraces.

Extensive roof gardens, landscaped sky terraces and cascading balconies…The Interlace incorporates sustainability features through careful environmental analysis of sun, wind, and micro-climate conditions on site, as well as the use of low-impact, passive energy strategies.

Find out more, including other winners of World Architecture Awards, here:

http://www.archdaily.com/776709/oma-and-ole-scheerens-interlace-named-world-building-of-the-year-2015