The design of a Singapore healthcare hub that includes a regional hospital and a community hospital earned the top architecture award from the American Institute of Architects’ Hong Kong chapter.
Excerpted from AIA Hong Kong:
Co-managing the two hospitals will ensure a coordinated approach to aligning vision, objectives, manpower, patient records, shared facilities and patient care plans. These efforts will translate into more cost-effective and affordable quality healthcare.
The sustainable strategies create a facility that functions like a vertical healing garden. Innovative fan-shaped floor plans enable every patient to have a window in the NTFGH Ward Tower. Views of sky gardens located on every floor promote healing environments for patients and visitors while maximizing natural daylight and improving ventilation without the use of air conditioning.
Oriented to reduce solar gain and capture prevailing breezes, 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.
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).