… Singapore’s Vertical Village!
Judges at the 8th Annual World Architecture Awards were blown away this year, by the ‘radical and alternative’ Vertical Village. The prestigious event held at the Marina Bay Sands resort, crowned the residential complex in Singapore, and two other buildings in the UK with the title of ‘World’s Best’.The Vertical Village is a cluster of 31 apartment blocks, all stacked on their sides. It is an incredible piece of architecture designed by Ole Scheeren and OMA, accommodating 1000 apartments, eight courtyards, a 50-metre swimming pool, clubhouse, reading rooms, and space for karaoke, gyms and games rooms.
Completed in 2013, the 170,000 square meter complex also boasts a one-kilometer running track and lush green gardens to rival Versailles.