The Interlace condominium (pictured) at Depot Road has won the Building of the Year award at this year’s World Architecture Festival, reported The Straits Times.
Designed by OMA/Ole Scheeren, the 1,040-unit project by CapitaLand Singapore comprises 31 apartment blocks, stacked in a hexagonal arrangement. Located on an eight-hectare site, the iconic building was completed in 2013.
Festival Director Paul Finch revealed that the judges were impressed by the project’s “bold, contemporary architecture and thinking”.
“It offers an alternative for developments that might otherwise be default tower clusters. The judges also think that the approach could generate other possibilities,” he said.
“You could use this idea and have different building types or ownership patterns, or change the dimensions of some of the blocks. It’s a proposition which is fertile.”
The Interlace beat 338 other projects, including high-profile entries such as the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha.
Considered the Oscars of the architectural world, the annual event was held at Marina Bay Sands.
This is only the second time that the city-state has bagged the Building of the Year title. The first was in 2012, when the festival was first held here with Gardens by the Bay crowned the winner.