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Seamless Care in a ‘Vertical Healing Garden’

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Jurong, Singapore

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital (NTFGH) is Singapore’s first medical campus with an outpatient clinic, community hospital and acute care general hospital. 

The team designed the campus as a prototype for the Singapore Ministry of Health’s effort to provide high-quality, affordable care to all.

The facility, which includes Jurong Community Hospital, provides seamless integration of care on a single site. Close management ensures integration at the hospitals’ infrastructure, administrative and clinical levels. The hospitals are designed to share service facilities such as digital imaging, pharmacy, catering, medical records, storage and training facilities.

Sustainable design strategies create a facility that functions like a vertical healing garden. Based on the design team’s client mandate to give “every patient a window,” the design brings plants, gardens and daylight into each patient’s view. Controlled access to vegetation on terraces provides a therapeutic environment for healing. Oriented to reduce solar gain and capture prevailing breezes, the unique floor arrangement allows for double the amount of natural ventilation. The project also includes solar thermal hot water heating and a large photovoltaic array. It has been rated Platinum under Singapore’s Green Mark program.

The team used detailed computational fluid dynamics models, shading analysis, climate analysis, daylight modeling and energy modeling to develop the design to optimize energy efficiency and the patient experience. 

As design and medical planning consultant, HOK collaborated with the Singapore Ministry of Health and a team that included CPG Corporation (prime architect and architect of record) and Studio 505 (design collaborator focusing on building envelope development).

The AIA COTE selected the project as one of the best examples of sustainable design excellence for 2017. 

GREEN CERTIFICATION

Green Mark Platinum

SIZE

1.84 million sq. ft. / 171,300 sq. m.

SERVICES

Architecture
Campus Planning
Master Planning
Medical Planning

AWARDS

AIA Committee on the Environment – Top 10 Green Projects

AIA Hong Kong – Honor Award in Architecture

Design & Health International Academy Awards –
Highly Commendable, International Healthcare Project above 40,000 sq.m.
Salutogenic Design Project Winner
Sustainable Urban and Built Environment Winner

European Healthcare Design Awards – Honorable Mention

FuturArc Journal – Green Leadership Award, Award of Merit

707

Acute care beds at Ng Teng Fong General Hospital

400

Beds at Jurong Community Hospital

70%

Reduction in energy use compared to typical inpatient hospitals

100%

Hot water heating provided by solar thermal

100 kWp

Photovoltaic array

 

NEWS

1 July 2017
“Continuing Education: Healthcare and Natural Ventilation”
Architectural Record

19 April 2017
“Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Selected as AIA COTE 2017 Top Ten Project”
HOK News

19 October 2016
“Ng Teng Fong General Hospital Award”
AIA Hong Kong Chapter

12 October 2015
“Completion of Ng Teng Fong General Hospital in Singapore Celebrated”
Korea IT Times