The Interlace wins World Building of the Year Award
11 Nov 2015
The Interlace has clinched the coveted World Building of the Year award at this year's World Architecture Festival. Completed in 2013, the project was designed by OMA and Ole Scheeren in association with RSP (Project Architect and Structural and M&E Engineer).
The design of The Interlace is a response to urban sprawl and the disappearance of nature from our lives and our surroundings. Comprising 31 six-storey blocks stacked in a hexagonal fashion, the interlocking volumes create a 'vertical village' with cascading sky-gardens and eight large communal courtyards, all within a space-constrained site.
The Interlace represents a new mode of high-rise living that offers the space-efficient benefits of traditional high-rise blocks while maintaining a sense of nature, community and personality.
Pushing the boundaries of innovative and bold design, the development has won numerous awards, with recent ones including The International Architecture Award, FIABCI World Prix D’ Excellence Award (World Silver), and BCA Construction Excellence Award in 2015; and BCA Design & Engineering Safety Excellence Award, BCA Universal Design Mark Award (Platinum) and CTBUH Urban Habitat Award in 2014.