The coveted 2018 World Building of the Year award is presented to WOHA's Kampung Admiralty
By Katherine Guimapang|
Friday, Nov 30, 2018
The wait is over! The winner of the World Architecture Festival Building of the Year 2018 is awarded to WOHA Architect's mixed-use building masterpiece. Located in Northern Singapore, the building is comprised of community spaces, housing for the elderly, medical facilities, retail, restaurants, and cafes all shared within a single ventilated structure featuring a tropical rainforest roof. Known for their approach and passion in integrating social and environmental principles to their projects, Kampung Admiralty is a shining example of the firm's execution and methodology toward a high-density, high-amenity mini-city.
Having also won the award for the Commercial Mixed - Completed Projects, the firm can now add this prestigious award to their repertoire of accolades.
Judges were amazed at the enormous mixed-use building, Singapore's first integrated public development. The elaborate green terraces intertwine with the building's layered "sandwich" approach. One jury member comments, "This is a project that does something necessary in an intelligent fashion from the way it connects to transport to its natural ventilation strategy, all benefitting from a decision to layer a series of buildings rather than separating them into separate tall blocks. The jury felt this was a project with potential lessons for cities and countries around the world.”
Announced during the exciting gala dinner, which took place at the Beurs Van Berlage in Amsterdam, WOHA Architects and this years category winners and nominees enjoyed another successful festival filled with progressive and innovative projects.
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