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.

“A person should have a sense of staying both in an alpine Italian village and in a housing estate of Copenhagen at the same time”, notes Bjarke Ingels about his «8TALLET» housing estate, located in the area called Ørestad.
 
The increasingly popular young architect has been awarded for his projects for the second time already. In 2008 ”VM Bjerget” residence, also located in Ørestad, was voted the best residence at the World Architecture Festival. 

”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. 

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