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permeating through the building. The apartments also benefit from evaporative cooling over the various bodies of water, which remove humidity.” Communal facilities include an environmental deck, which is integrated into the green belt. This incorporates the eight themed courtyards created by the built forms, which in turn are linked by a 4m-wide jogging track. One of the courtyards is designated as a community garden for use by residents. Art works, including sculptures by renowned artists, have been integrated into the landscape. Multi-generational interaction is encouraged, with children’s playgrounds as well as exercising equipment for adults and the elderly. Approximately 130 apartments are designed with ageing-in-place provisions, such as step-free bathrooms. There are also 16 dual-key units, which provide separate but adjoining apartments that will serve the needs of multi-generational families. Wong Heang Fine says that at the end of May 860 units out of 1040 had been sold. “The feedback from residents confirms The Interlace is like a self-sufficient community within a well-established development, with all the facilities they need available on site.” Wong says the development has already received several notable awards and has cemented its position as a new Singapore landmark. Project:The Interlace, Singapore Developers:CapitaLand Singapore; Hotel Properties Ltd Design architect:OMA – designer and partner-in-charge Ole Scheeren (now at Buro Ole Scheeren) Architect of record:RSP Architects Planners & Engineers Main contractor:Woh Hup (Private) Limited Civil and structural engineering consultant: TY Lin International Mechanical and electrical engineering consultant:Squire Mech Landscape architect:ICN Design International Quantity surveyor:Langdon & Seah Singapore Awards:Urban Habitat Award 2014; CNBC Asia Pacific Property Award 2010 Best Architecture (Multiple Units) Singapore; BCA Universal Design Mark Platinum Award; BCA Green Mark GoldPLUS Award Story by Colleen Hawkes Photography courtesy of CapitaLand Singapore and Woh Hup (Private) Limited save | share | video | images Search 44675 at 72 SEARCH | SAVE | SHARE AT