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Opening up to the adjacent Yishun Pond, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital was designed to embrace nature and nurture a healing environment
Louvres on the facade maximise natural ventilation while providing weather protection and filtering sunlight at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Verdant Greenery from the rooftop to the basement makes Khoo Teck Puat Hospital a hospital-in-a-garden
A central garden courtyard with water features has turned Khoo Teck Puat Hospital into a medical Shangri-La
This urban farming area in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital promotes healing and wellness in the community
Opening up to the adjacent Yishun Pond, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital was designed to embrace nature and nurture a healing environment
Louvres on the facade maximise natural ventilation while providing weather protection and filtering sunlight at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (Large)
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A central garden courtyard with water features has turned Khoo Teck Puat Hospital into a medical Shangri-La (Large)
This urban farming area in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital promotes healing and wellness in the community (Large)
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Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) sets a new benchmark in healthcare design with its ‘hospital in a garden, garden in a hospital’ concept. A competition-winning scheme, it features sleek aesthetics and distinct façades for each of its three blocks. The hospital opens up to its adjacent lake, while a massive sunken courtyard takes centre stage, introducing light and greenery to the lower levels. Aluminium sunshades and light shelves provide weatherproofing while courtyards, roof gardens and full-height glazing afford generous daylighting and ventilation. With its decidedly non-clinical environment and innovative eco-friendly features, KTPH is well positioned as a premier hospital of the future, both regionally and internationally.

Environmentally-friendly strategies to reuse and improve energy efficiency were also incorporated. For example, the internal courtyard gardens are cooled with cold air from the hospital’s operations. These features do away with the need to air-condition public areas, saving on energy costs. In addition, there are solar panels on the roof to heat water for the hospital’s use, and its auto-irrigation system for the landscaping utilises water from Yishun Pond.

Unlike previous hospitals in Singapore that are enclosed around an air-conditioned atrium, KTPH embraces greenery from landscaping to building design. KTPH is also home to 66 species of birds, 70 species of plants, 83 species of butterflies, 26 specifies of dragonflies and 100 species of fishes, enhancing and preserving the biodiversity of the area.  Verdant greenery is found across the hospital from basement to rooftop to realise the vision of “A hospital in a garden, a garden in a hospital”.  The rooftop community garden is maintained by volunteers living nearby and provides the community with a therapeutic environment, promoting wellness and health.

Project Details

Project country

Singapore

COMPLETION DATE

2010

SERVICES RENDERED

Architectural Design, Green Design, Civil & Structural Engineering, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Medical Planning, Project Management

AWARDS / YEAR

LIAS Awards 2015 (Best of Category) (Gold) – Maintenance – Non-Residential

Cityscape Awards 2014 (Winner – Community & Culture) (Winner – Sustainability)

WorldGBC – Asia Pacific Leadership in Green Buildings Awards 2014 (Finalist)

ASEAN Energy Awards 2014 (1st Runner Up)

PUB WEB Certification Awards 2014 (Gold)

NParks LEAF Awards 2013

Awards / Year (Cont'd)

BCA Construction Excellence Awards 2012

President’s Design Award 2011 (Design of the Year)

BCA Universal Design Awards 2011 (Gold)

SIA Architectural Design Awards 2011 (Building of the Year) (Design)

Design and Health International Academy Awards 2011 (High Commendation – International Health Project Over 40,000sqm) (High Commendation – International Sustainable Design)

MIPIM Asia Awards 2011 (Silver)

FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2011 (Winner)

LIAS Awards of Excellence 2011 (Best of Category) (Gold Award & Best of Show) – Implementation Commercial)

SIA-NParks Skyrise Greenery Awards 2010 (First)

The Emerson Cup 2010

BCA Green Mark Awards 2009 (Platinum)

Urban Planning, Architectural Design Competitions 2006 (1st Prize)

Project Member Quotes

The healing experience should not be limited to the four walls of the hospital.

Ar. Glenn Bontigao

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