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Yishun Community Hospital

Singapore

Recognition
AIA Chicago 2013 Sustainability Award
Contract Magazine 2014 Healthcare Innovation Award

Role
Design Principal in Charge
Gensler

With one of the fastest aging populations in Asia, Singapore is faced with the economic and social imperative of finding dignified ways to help older, disabled and ill people stay active and connected to what makes life worth living. The competition response conceived a building that supports this goal through a spatial organization that connects patient needs with communal encouragement. Universal access intersects with active participation. State-of-the-art medicine is joined by experience-rich amenities. The building stimulates participation through a counter-intuitive distribution of gardens, activities, therapies and community spaces. A singular path of stairs, lifts, ramps and program-filled walkways support all levels of the experience, at each user’s own pace.

    
  
 
  
     
  
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Plaza

 Lobby
       
     

Lobby

 Hanging gardens
       
     

Hanging gardens

 Bed ward
       
     

Bed ward

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Systems Thinking - sun section axonometric drawing

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Systems Thinking - water section axonometric drawing

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Systems Thinking - garden section

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Monsoon window application

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Overall massing drawing