Each year, ten innovative projects earn the prize for setting the standard in design and sustainability. The COTE American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment awards the Top Ten annually. It is the industry’s best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence.
In 2017, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital received the coveted distinction. The Top Ten Awards recognize sustainable design excellence across the globe and require submissions to demonstrate how a project aligns with COTE’s criteria for social, economic, and ecological value.
“This project is an extraordinary model for hospitals to behave as healing environments, not seen in the United States. In a tropical climate, 82 percent of the patient beds are primarily passively cooled and naturally ventilated. The reliance on passive strategies provides significant energy reductions and also connection to daylight and views. Conversion of greywater to potable water is part of a municipal initiative that the hospital benefits from. The single biggest reduction of water consumption was the elimination of cooling load for the naturally ventilated patient wards. The passive strategies demonstrated here are a model for hospitals around the world.” – Comment from the Jury
Marie Wikoff is the creator of Wikoff Design Studio based out of Reno, Nevada. Her expertise in healthcare design has helped develop
Source: “Ng Teng Fong General Hospital & Jurong Community Hospital.” AIA, www.aia.org/showcases/76821-ng-teng-fong-general-hospital–jurong-commun.