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Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

Lead Designers
Prize(s)Silver in Interior Design / Institutional
Entry Description

Challenged to create the “hospital of the future,” the solution blends world-class technology and advanced medical expertise with hospitality-focused patient care to support optimal healing and recuperation.

Inspired by the rich traditions and heritage of Southeast Asia, reinterpreted in a fresh and contemporary manner, the design creates a timeless aesthetic that is comfortable for patients and visitors representing a broad range of distinctive religions and customs.

Classic luminous onyx at the entry lobby sets a luxurious tone as staff members provide concierge assistance and escort patients to their destination. The modulation of lighter and darker experiences throughout the building distinguishes this project from standard clinical environments, which tend to be uniformly, and overly, bright. By connecting a majority of individual spaces throughout the building to daylight, and reducing the illumination in transition areas, the setting is reminiscent of an upscale urban resort.

All 312 private patient rooms feature custom furnishings to establish a feeling of well-appointed efficiency. Floor-to-ceiling windows maximize the healing power of natural light, while rooftop gardens contribute to the nurturing environment. The unique canted patient room design enables greater access to views while facilitating efficient monitoring of patients by clinical staff.

The development sets a new benchmark in sustainability, earning Singapore’s Green Mark Platinum certification for its eco-friendly features, including aerial gardens and integrated photovoltaic green technology.

The design team’s attention to detail goes deeper than just with aesthetics, revealed in the expert medical planning that melds a Singaporean care model demanding privacy and comfort with international benchmarks for interventional platforms, high-tech operating theaters, and diagnostic treatments.

From its architectural design and interior furnishings to its staff uniforms and inpatient meals, this hospital exudes the assurance and finesse of a 5-star hotel, while providing the utmost quality in professional patient care.