The Interlace by Ole Scheeren Wins Prestigious 10 Year Award at CTBUH 2023 in Singapore
Singapore / Oct 19, 2023
The Interlace in Singapore by OMA/Ole Scheeren has won the prestigious 10 Year Award at the 2023 CTBUH (Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat) Awards. This award recognizes the exceptional value and sustained performance of tall building projects over a decade, cementing The Interlace's status as a lasting icon in the realm of urban development.
Previously celebrated as "World Building of the Year" at the 2015 World Architecture Festival and named winner of the inaugural 2014 Global Urban Habitat Award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) in Chicago, The Interlace has continued to evolve and excel in the years post occupancy. The 10 Year Award is a testament to the project's sustainable qualities, recognizing tall buildings that have not only stood the test of time, but also made significant contributions to various facets of urban life.
The 170,000 m2 residential complex in Singapore was conceived as a “vertical village” and features a network of living and social spaces within 31 apartment blocks stacked in a hexagonal arrangement around eight generous courtyards. The design turns vertical isolation into horizontal connectivity and reinstates the notion of community as a central issue in today’s society. Commenting on this remarkable achievement, Ole Scheeren stated, "We are honored to receive the CTBUH 10 Year Award, which recognizes the enduring social and environmental sustainability and importance of the space of community that our design has fostered over one decade of life. The Interlace has proven that it is possible to redefine the status quo of dense urban living by integrating nature with architecture and reimagining the way we live in our cities." The Interlace's journey from the CTBUH Urban Habitat Award 2014 to the 2023 CTBUH 10 Year Award exemplifies its remarkable and lasting impact on the world of architecture and urban development.