The Best Residence is in Denmark
Danish architect Bjarke Ingels was awarded for the best residence at the World Architecture Festival (WAF) for his housing project ”8TALLET”, - reports DR.dk referring to the online periodical Berlingske.
In the evening 3 November 2011 the house comprising 476 apartments and living spaces was voted the best in the world. It occurred in Barcelona at the World Architecture Festival, where 700 buildings and projects from 66 countries competed in different nominations.
”8TALLET” is the biggest housing estate in Copenhagen. It overlooks Kælvebod Fælled (the western part of the island of Amager). It is a non-standard building where you can, for example, ride a bike from the ground to the top floor along the living spaces. It has already won a number of awards and is popular with foreign architects and students.