The Straits Times
Published on Nov 16, 2012

Don't call me revolutionary, says German architect Ole Scheeren


Beijing-based German architect Ole Scheeren is all about pushing the boundaries with his designs.

From linking two towers with a 90-degree twist at the top for Beijing's China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters to doing away with regular static tower blocks for The Interlace condominium project in Singapore, he is far from being an architect who plays by the rules.

But despite his success with spectacular buildings, he cringes at being called a revolutionary in his field.

The 41-year-old says in an interview with Life!: "I take my work seriously but to call myself revolutionary would be a total overstatement or incredibly arrogant. We work hard at exploring new territories and investigating new prototypes but how far that goes, we are only at the beginning."