WAF Awards 2018: Marina One Singapore and Freiburg Town Hall Shortlisted
The annual WAF Awards attract an audience of leading personalities from the world’s elite architectural design community. ingenhoven architects’ projects Marina One Singapore and Freiburg Town Hall are shortlisted in the categories „Mixed-Use – Completed Buildings“ and „Civic and community – Completed Buildings“ of the WAF Awards 2018. The final decision will be made between 28-30 November at this year's WAF World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam.
Marina One in Singapore is to date the largest project by ingenhoven architects. The project was officially opened on 15th January 2018. As an international role model for living and working, Marina One makes an innovative contribution to the discourse on mega-cities, especially in tropical regions, which, in the context of increasing population and climate change, face enormous challenges.
The high-density building complex with its mix of uses extends to over 400,000 square meters and, with its group of four high-rise buildings, defines the Green Heart—a public space extending over several stories. This three-dimensional green oasis reflects the diversity of tropical flora.
Furthermore the new town hall in Freiburg im Breisgau, with administration center and day nursery is shortlisted for the WAF Awards 2018. It is the world’s first public building to net-surplus-energy standard. The town hall provides workplaces for the 840 employees of the City Administration who had previously been working at various different locations in Freiburg. This means that the first building phase is complete. In a second building phase scheduled for completion in 2024, additional oval buildings have been planned for administrative functions of the City.