Interlace wins top prize at World Architecture Festival

The Interlace condominium in Depot Road, by OMA and Ole Scheeren, has won Building of the Year at this year's World Architecture Festival. Iconic for having 31 apartment blocks stacked in a hexagon shape, it beat 338 projects in 31 categories for the
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The Interlace condominium in Depot Road, by OMA and Ole Scheeren, has won Building of the Year at this year's World Architecture Festival.

Iconic for having 31 apartment blocks stacked in a hexagon shape, it beat 338 projects in 31 categories for the top prize at the awards, considered the Oscars of the architectural world.

Among the high-profile entries it beat - the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar, by the Qatar Foundation, and San Mames Stadium in Spain by international architectural firm Azcarate (ACXT-IDO    M).

This is the second time that Singapore has won the coveted award. Gardens by the Bay clinched the Building of the Year title at the festival when it was held here for the first time in 2012.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 07, 2015, with the headline 'Interlace wins top prize at World Architecture Festival'. Print Edition | Subscribe