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New building evoking old memories

The "Interlace" building in Singapore, named World Building of the Year 2015, bears many similarities with "Habitat 67" by Moshe Safdie

Quelle:: World Architecture Festival and CapitaLand Singapore

Interlace building, Singapore
Interlace building, Singapore

In contrast to the isolated vertical skyscrapers that are found traditionally in megacities, the "Interlace" cluster by Dutch firm OMA and architect Buro Ole Scheeren in Singapore combines horizontal surfaces, clustered blocks and cascading tropical gardens.

The "village" was awarded "World Building of The Year 2015" for completed projects at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore (4-6 November), the world's largest architectural event.

View from the street level, Interlace building, Singapore
View from the street level, Interlace building, Singapore
World Architecture Festival

The design evokes memories of a famous architectural design from almost 50 years ago: Habitat '67 by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, which used prefabricated concrete blocks to form irregular clusters with gardens.

Habitat '67 in Montreal, Canada, as seen from the street level, September 2008
Habitat '67 in Montreal, Canada, as seen from the street level, September 2008
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Habitat was built as a pavilon for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal. Its underlying idea was to prove that a combination of dense, low-cost social housing with the amenities of suburban living, such as green spaces and close communal relations, was possible. 

Habitat '67 in Montreal, Canada, seen from across the St. Lawrence river, August 2012
Habitat '67 in Montreal, Canada, seen from across the St. Lawrence river, August 2012
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Reflecting modern-day priorities, "Interlace" is intended to maximise shading, reducing heat gain and ultimately, enable the building to self-regulate its temperature.

Aerial view of the Interlace complex, Singapore
Aerial view of the Interlace complex, Singapore
World Architecture Festival

 

 

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