Food is so important to us that Architects have modelled their creations on it. This year the World Building of the Year is based on a Club Sandwich as seen in today's Hero Image. Below are two more views of the winning building.
(Credit: BBG Architecture Life)
The top prize at the 2018 World Architecture Festival Awards, for the World Building of the Year, has gone to Australian-Singaporean practice Woha for Kampung Admiralty, a “substantial” mixed-use building in Singapore that brings together a mix of public facilities and services under one roof. Beating out 535 projects from 57 countries, Kampung Admiralty is a project of Singapore’s Housing and Development Board. It is the first public project in Singapore to bring together childcare and senior centres in one integrated development, with the aim of encouraging inter-generational bonding. The complex is designed with a layered “club sandwich approach” and also includes commercial and residential spaces. To read more follow the link.
Seeing the Club Sandwich Building made me start thinking about other buildings I knew about that looked like food. The only two I could come up with are both found in Britain.
Remember the Dunmore Pineapple (Scotland) I showed you some blogs back? A wonderful testament to the folly of humans.
(Credit: Steve Macfriendly)
Of course London has its Gherkin officially the St Mary Axe building which is London's most instantly recognisable tower.
(Credit: Just Fun Facts)
And I believe the Can of Ham is completed or nearly completed.
I love ice-cream. And yes New Zealand wins as the best ice-cream makers in the world. I have eaten my way around NZ sampling ice-cream in every town! And I also love the sea and lighthouses so what better place to live!
Check out this site which has wonderful photos of Food Buildings.
Advent 10 December