re: the Khoo Teck Phuat experience

The latest public hospital in Singapore as of October 2011, the Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital (KTPH) is the latest addition to the already decent public medical healthcare system available here in Singapore. Located in Yishun, the Khoo Teck Phuat hospital aims to fill up the gap felt by the northern residents of Singapore for a public hospital. Being the latest kid on the block, the hospital has her fair share of challenges, but has certainly gone a long way to ensure that she offers one of the best, if not the best, medical experience for a public hospital. But is it a sufficiently good experience for all? Is there still room for improvement?

The 'Basic Architecture: Architectural Design' lesson experience offered and developed by the Art, Design, Media and Technology (ADMT) department of the School of Science and Technology, Singapore (SST) aims to give the Year 2 students an opportunity to reDesign and reConceptualise the experience of the KTPH's immediate stakeholders. Students are encouraged to look at how the buildings and the surroundings of the hospital can be improved, to add greater value to it.

The following presentation boards are some exemplars done by these 13-14 year olds on redesigning the medical experiences@KTPH. Do take some time to view and enjoy their works. Comments and critiques are most certainly welcomed.

Moments of Silence
Done by: Lai Ziying
Class of 2-01 (2011)
Description: Choosing to revamp part of the basement of Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, Ziying attempts to invoke the environmental consciousness of visitors through constructing a nature-themed food junction. Creating consistency with the present greenery that envelops the surroundings, the food junction is a place for one to have meals and de-stress. Amongst the highlights of the building are the indoor water-fountain feature that is shaped  like a leaf, and its corresponding tinted glass partitions.

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