29 September 2009
OMA (The Interlace Housing Project)
Designed by Ole Scheeren, The Interlace Residential Housing Complex strays from Singapore's traditional stacked buildings. The complex is formed into a hexagonal arrangement of 1040 apartments.
Oma also indulges residences in green belt communal spaces, which offers an expansive and interconnected approach to housing. The landscaping takes up eight hectares, with emphasis on the surrounding tropical floral, through the introduction of roof gardens.
Additionaly, the designers incorporated sustainability features. Among those: detailed analysis of the wind, sun and micro-climate conditions. Low-impact, passive energy systems were created by placing water into wind corridors, reducing local temperatures.
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