Singapore retirement village takes out world’s best building of the year

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Kampung Admiralty has been named Building of the Year 2018 award at the World Architecture Festival, out of 535 projects from 57 countries.

The 11-storey mixed-use retirement village was the first co-located project by Singapore’s Housing Development Board (HDB) and combines over 100 studio apartments for the elderly with childcare and seniors’ centres, a hawker centre and medical centre.

Designed by WOHA Architects, it was created to “foster greater community bonding and reignite the kampung (village) spirit of yesteryear” – clearly, they are doing something right.