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OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015

13:01 - 6 November, 2015
OMA and Ole Scheeren's Interlace Named World Building of the Year 2015, World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan
World Building of the Year Winner: The Interlace (Singapore) / OMA and Ole Scheeren. Image © Iwan Baan

OMA and Buro Ole Scheeren's vertical village in Singapore, The Interlace has been named the World Building of the Year 2015 at culmination of the World Architecture Festival (WAF). Celebrated for being "an example of bold, contemporary architectural thinking," as WAF Director Paul Finch described, the project is eighth building to ever win the illustrious award. It is considered to be a "radical new approach to contemporary living in a tropical environment."

Winners of the year's Future Project, Landscape, Small Project and Color Prize awards were also announced. Read on to see the who won with comments from the jury. 

Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor

02:00 - 25 October, 2015
Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor, Courtesy of raumlaborberlin
Courtesy of raumlaborberlin

Courtesy of raumlaborberlin Courtesy of raumlaborberlin Courtesy of raumlaborberlin Courtesy of raumlaborberlin +33

Väven Cultural Centre / White Arkitekter + Snøhetta

09:00 - 23 October, 2015
Väven Cultural Centre / White Arkitekter + Snøhetta, © Lindman
© Lindman

© Lindman © Lindman © Lindman © Lindman +39

Pavilion for Best Western Hotel Baltic / The Common Office

03:00 - 23 October, 2015
Pavilion for Best Western Hotel Baltic / The Common Office, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +14

Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter

02:00 - 17 October, 2015
Cultural Center in Landvetter / Fredblad Arkitekter , © Per Kårehed
© Per Kårehed

© Per Kårehed © Per Kårehed © Per Kårehed © Per Kårehed +24

Uppgrenna Nature House / Tailor Made arkitekter

05:00 - 12 October, 2015
Uppgrenna Nature House / Tailor Made arkitekter, © Ulf Celander
© Ulf Celander

© Ulf Celander © Ulf Celander © Ulf Celander © Ulf Celander +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Fredrik Olson
  • Collaborators

    Greenhouse Living by Anders Solvarm, Niklas Dahlström
  • Client

    Bodil Antonsson
  • Area

    520.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

BIG Designs New Apartment Building in Stockholm

14:30 - 6 October, 2015
BIG Designs New Apartment Building in Stockholm, © Oscar Properties
© Oscar Properties

Oscar Properties has unveiled a collaborative project with BIG that will bring 140 new apartments to Stockholm's Gärdesfältet area. The project, 79 & Park will be comprised of a mountainous stack of prefabricated wood-clad units that are designed to "harmonize" with the neighboring Royal National City Park. Lush terraces, connecting to units that range from one to six bedrooms, aim to soften the "boundary" between park and building.

Borås Textile Fashion Center / Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco architects

22:00 - 2 October, 2015
Borås Textile Fashion Center / Thorbjörn Andersson + Sweco architects, © Åke Erson
© Åke Erson

© Thorbjörn Andersson © Åke Erson © Åke Erson © Åke Erson +17

St Johannesplan & The Konsthall Square / White

02:00 - 27 September, 2015
St Johannesplan & The Konsthall Square / White, © Hanns Joosten
© Hanns Joosten

© Hanns Joosten © Hanns Joosten © Hanns Joosten © Hanns Joosten +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Malmö, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Niels de Bruin, Anna Eklund, Gustav Jarlöv, Andreas Milsta (lighting design), Ebba Matz (artist)
  • Illustrations

    White in collaboration with artist Ebba Matz
  • Area

    28000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Chipperfield Reduces Scale of Stockholm Nobel Center

12:30 - 21 September, 2015
Chipperfield Reduces Scale of Stockholm Nobel Center, © David Chipperfield Architects
© David Chipperfield Architects

David Chipperfield Architects has unveiled a scaled down proposal for Stockholm's Nobel Center. A response to concerns regarding the competition-winning scheme's proposed location along the city's historic Blasieholmen, the modified design hopes to "better" integrate itself into its context and establish a "lively interaction" with the people of Stockholm. 

"While the fundamental concept of the ‘Nobelhuset’ remains the same, the building has been reduced significantly in size," says Chipperfield. "It now has a clearer division into a base, middle and top floor that relates to the surrounding structures on the Blasieholmen peninsula."

LUX / jais arkitekter

02:00 - 13 September, 2015
LUX / jais arkitekter, © Ole Jais
© Ole Jais

© Ole Jais © Ole Jais © Ole Jais © Ole Jais +31

  • Architects

  • Location

    Helgonavägen 3, 223 62 Lund, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Mats White and Jakob Peetre
  • Developer

    Akademiska Hus Users; Lund University
  • Renovated Surface

    11000 m2
  • New Surface

    7000 m2
  • Area

    18000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Aspvik House / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter

02:00 - 3 September, 2015
Aspvik House / Andreas Martin-Löf Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +20

H House / Björn Lundquist Arkitektur

05:00 - 31 August, 2015
H House  / Björn Lundquist Arkitektur, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +22

Usine Restaurant / Richard Lindvall

03:00 - 21 August, 2015
Usine Restaurant / Richard Lindvall, Courtesy of Richard Lindvall
Courtesy of Richard Lindvall

Courtesy of Richard Lindvall Courtesy of Richard Lindvall Courtesy of Richard Lindvall Courtesy of Richard Lindvall +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Richard Lindvall

Västermalms Atrium / Joliark

02:00 - 20 August, 2015
Västermalms Atrium / Joliark , Courtesy of Joliark
Courtesy of Joliark

Courtesy of Joliark © Torjus Dahl / Joliark Courtesy of Joliark Courtesy of Joliark +18

NOD / Scheiwiller Svensson Architects

09:00 - 15 August, 2015
NOD / Scheiwiller Svensson Architects, © Lindman
© Lindman

© Lindman © Lindman © Lindman © Lindman +25

House Skuru / Hermansson Hiller Lundberg

15:00 - 6 August, 2015
House Skuru / Hermansson Hiller Lundberg, © Mikael Olsson
© Mikael Olsson

© Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson © Mikael Olsson +16

Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso Wins CTBUH's 10 Year Award

14:15 - 6 August, 2015
Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso Wins CTBUH's 10 Year Award, © Flickr CC User Mirko Junge
© Flickr CC User Mirko Junge

Rotating a full 90 degrees along nine pentagonal sections, Santiago Calatrava's "Turning Torso" was deemed the world's first twisting skyscraper upon its completion in 2005. Still Scandinavia's tallest tower, the 190-meter Malmö skyscraper has been awarded a 10 Year Award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) for its continued valued to the surrounding area and successful performance across a number of categories, including environmental, engineering performance, vertical transport, iconography, and others.

“The Twisting Torso is one of those superb examples that went beyond the creation of a signature tower and helped shape an entirely new and invigorating urban fabric,” said Timothy Johnson, Vice Chairman, CTBUH Board of Trustees and Partner, NBBJ