National Heart Centre | architecture

A competition-winning entry for the first sustainable heart centre in Southeast Asia, the National Heart Centre was conceived by ONG&ONG Pte Ltd, with medical planning and interior consultation by multinational firm Broadway Malyan.

The design concept was inspired by the medicinal courtyard gardens of the Middle Ages and revolved around the philosophy of “placing people first”. A network of open spaces forms the heart of the design and promotes social interaction, retail opportunities, and healing. Natural light, ventilation and view aids the healing process while the planting – which acts as carbon sponge, noxious pollutant filter and heat island reducer – helps to mend the built environment.

In order to keep in pace with rapid medical advancements, modern modular building methods are employed to ensure the building structure remains flexible and adaptable, both internally and externally, to future growth.

Through a rigorous environmental, social and economic design, the National Heart Centre is successfully transformed into a world-class facility that sets a global precedent for sustainable heart-related healthcare development.

  • Team Director
  • Dr. Goh Chong Chia
  • Completion
  • 2013
  • Awards
    • Design and Health Award (Future Healthcare), Commendation
    • MIPIM Asia Award
    • BCA Green Mark Award, Platinum
    • MIPIM Asia Award, Silver
  • Country
  • Singapore
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