WOHA's 'Club Sandwich'

John Hill
1. December 2018
Photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall

Singapore's WOHA describes its Kampung Admiralty, which won World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2018, as a "club sandwich," a stacking of functions normally fitting into separate buildings on individual sites. A short film reveals the building's many layers. 

Kampung Admiralty consists of a public plaza with dining at its base, a medical center above the plaza, and senior housing and a community park for those residents on the upper levels. The whole, located close to public transit, promotes aging in place through the creation of a "vertical village." Photographs of Kampung Admiralty express its architectural appeal, but the short film captures its many social benefits as well.

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