Wilkinson Eyre Architects on winning World Building of the Year

Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs talks to Wilkinson Eyre Architects’ Paul Baker in this interview filmed just moments after the firm’s Gardens by the Bay project in Singapore was named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in October. In the movie, Baker explains that to build cooling greenhouses in the tropics was “an extraordinarily tough thing to do” and required “proper collaboration, not the genius idea”. The two structures are the largest climate-controlled greenhouses in the world and include a 30-metre-high man-made waterfall. The winners were announced at the Marina Bay Sands hotel and conference centre, which is situated next to the Gardens by the Bay.

by Dezeen

Gardens by the Bay wins International Architecture Award

Wilkinson Eyre’s Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay has scooped an International Architecture Award for 2013.

The Chicago Athenaeum’s International Architecture Awards aims to honour the best new buildings and landscape and planning projects designed around the world by the most important architects, landscape architects and urban planners practicing nationally and internationally.

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