Ng Teng Fong Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital
Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital (NTFGH-JCH) is to be a next-generation healthcare hub in Singapore. Comprising eight levels of specialist clinics, a 700-bed general hospital and a 286-bed community hospital, the complex introduces a superlative healthcare continuum from acute to step-down care.
Departing from traditional hospital design, NTFGH-JCH’s wards feature an innovative herringbone concept where ‘every patient has a window’, lowering the chances of cross-infection while allowing generous spaces for clinical bedside care. All wards are designed for flexible conversions between service classes. NTFGH and JCH operate symbiotically, with NTFGH providing medical and general support services to JCH and the latter receiving NTFGH’s recovering patients. Altogether, the hospital hub features sprawling parks for patients and the community, complete with a jogging track and comprehensive rehabilitation facilities.
In addition, facade planters on the towers enhance the window view offered to every patient. They also double up as simpler and sustainable access for the cleaning and maintenance of the facade. The building itself houses several gardens so that patients can be wheeled out for fresh air, sunlight and greenery.
NTFGH and JCH connects their dense urban context with an aboveground walkway that links to the nearby train station, shopping malls and office towers. This design greatly increases convenience and accessibility, turning the hospitals into community assets.
Architectural Design, Urban Planning & Design, Green Design, Transportation Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Medical Planning
AWARDS / YEAR
International Health Project (Over 40,000 m2) Award 2017
Sustainable Urban and Built Environment Award
Salutogenic Design Project Award
AIA Honor Award 2016
LEAF Certification 2016
FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2016 (Merit Award)
BCA Green Mark Awards 2013 (Platinum)