The new National Heart Centre slated to be completed in 2012 challenges architectural boundaries by presenting its facade with literally two “front” entryways. Its inspirational design cue came from the design philosophy of “Placing People First”.
Therefore, two facades were created for this healthcare facility. The “official” front entrance which receives patients looks more serious and professional in order to reflect NHC’s image as a world-class healthcare leader.
This facility will set a global precedent for sustainable heart related healthcare development through a rigorous environmental, social and economic design. With the piazza taking centrestage at the second entrance, it is portrayed in a more light-hearted way.
The side facade is cladded with raw, unpolished stones whilst pockets of greenery is embedded within the building walls. Together, these elements define the building as a green benchmark for healthcare design in South-east Asia.Location: Tiong Bahru, Singapore Architecture: ONG&ONG Pte Ltd
Team Director: Thomas Ho
Client: Ministry of Health
Awards: MIPIM Asia Award (Futura), 2010