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25 July 2017

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Recognized by the International Academy for Design & Health

The HOK-designed Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore has been recognized by the International Academy for Design & Health with three awards at its annual ceremony in Vienna.

The hospital was named the winner in the Salutogenic Design Project and Sustainable Urban and Built Environment categories and named highly commendable in the International Healthcare Project above 40,000-sq.-m. category. The International Academy for Design & Health is the world’s leading advocacy program, recognizing professional excellence in the research and practice of designing healthy environments.

The 1.85-million-sq.-ft. Ng Teng Fong General Hospital is Singapore’s first medical campus to combine continuing care from outpatient to post acute care. The sustainable, performance-based design is based on passive principles and supports resource efficiency, health and well-being.

In April 2017 the American Institute of Architects named Ng Teng Fong General Hospital one of the year’s 10 best examples of sustainable design as determined by AIA’s Committee on the Environment. Here is a detailed look at the sustainable design strategies that led to the project’s AIA COTE win.