May 28, 2009

on the boards: National Heart Centre

The National Heart Centre (above) is a 35,000 sqm addition to the Singapore General Hospital by architects ONG & ONG in collaboration Broadway-Malyan that utilises a modular construction, with floating gardens, is almost completely naturally ventilated. The project is composed of a clinic, laboratory, operating theatres and administrative areas and is to total £73 million when complete in 2012.

The opposing elevations are significantly different, the southern face closed and shaded responding to the sun, the other more welcoming and open to allow for views in and out.

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