As It turns out, the World Architectural Festival, which took place this week in Singapore, agrees that architecture could use more color. Today the jury at this year's WAF gave the World Building of the Year title to a frosty, shed-like structure with a big ol' splash of rainbow. Designed by Vietnamese architecture firm A21 Studio, The Chapel, one of many incredibly cool projects happening in Vietnam right now, aims to provide a cheery venue for community gatherings in an area that severely lacks public spaces.
The 1,500-square-foot building is supported by steel columns with steel braces that hold up white-painted metal sheets. A tree-shaped steel column on the inside lends additional structural support while leaving ample space for whatever fun that might transpire within.
· World Building of the Year: The Chapel / A21 studio [ArchDaily]
· Rainbow Projects Spiffing Up the Bleak Architectural Canon [Curbed National]
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