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    Interdisciplinary Tumour Center ITZ - Interdisciplinary Tumour Center University Hospital

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    Interdisciplinary Tumour Center ITZ - Interdisciplinary Tumour Center University Hospital

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    Gardner Neuroscience Institute Perkins and Will

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    Gardner Neuroscience Institute Perkins and Will

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    St Joseph's Home - SAA Architects Pte Ltd

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    St Joseph's Home - SAA Architects Pte Ltd

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    Architects 61 in collaboration with B+H Architects (Singapore)

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    Architects 61 in collaboration with B+H Architects (Singapore)

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Four key spotlights on global healthcare

Nav Pal
30 Sep 2019

Architecture: a vital part of improving care globally from dental units, University hospitals to nursing homes

The master plan for the redesign of Freiburg’s university hospital is a reinterpretation of the existing site. The new Interdisciplinary Tumour Center marks the first step in the expansion of the hospital, with its ground floor connected to the existing surgical clinic and with provision for linkage to the new surgical clinic and other buildings as they are constructed. The main floor of the tumour center houses the reception and outpatient clinics, while the ground floor, linked by an inviting open-plan staircase to the main building, contains the outpatient area and consulting rooms. The informal layout ensures that the whole ground floor receives natural daylight from all sides.

Situated at the eastern gateway to the National University of Singapore, the new National University Centre for Oral Health, Singapore (NUCOHS) is designed to support the vision and mission of the NUS Faculty of Dentistry as a “dental institution of international distinction…improving oral health through academic excellence, high impact research and quality clinical service.”  A strategic location on a high-visibility site establishes the new NUCOHS as a landmark building distinguished by a V-shaped tower form, landscaped terraces and upper level courtyard. The façade design features extensive use of glass and louvres articulated to maximize daylight and views while tempering solar gain.

St Joseph’s Home is a 412-bed nursing home located at Jurong West Street 24. For almost 40 years, the Catholic Welfare Services has been caring for our elderly and staying true to their philosophy of regarding every resident as a person, not a patient. Each aspect of the design of St Joseph’s Home places residents’ wellbeing at heart, providing for their movement, engagement, and comfort levels; enhancing the total quality of care that the sisters and staff.

With the need to consolidate and expand neuroscience services and improve the patient experience, UC Health embarked on providing a state-of-the-art outpatient facility that provides innovative care to neurological patients.The Gardner Neuroscience Institute, a 113,000 square foot facility, brings together 125 faculty from 15 Centers of Excellence into a new home for neurological care, education, and research for complex neurological conditions. The facility’s exterior is made of a specialized polyester fiber mesh that controls light and heat, and prevents glare while allowing natural light to enter the interior. This is critical for many neurological patients, as glare can be visually disorienting. Wrapping the east, west, and south sides of the building, the angular, pleated, polyester planes make the building stand out on a campus known for classical and modern architecture.

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Architecture
2019
Healthcare

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