Tampines Nursing Home (Un-Built)
Stage: Expression of Interest/Design Competition/Un-built/Invitation to Tender
In the planning for Tampines Nursing Home, a patient-centric approach is adopted with greater emphasis on ageing with dignity, respect and self-reliance. Evidences from countries which adopted a person-centred approach to care have shown positive outcomes with increased family contentment and staff satisfaction. The planning layout creates home-like ‘clusters’ where each cluster is fitted with a set of assisted & individual bathrooms and communal rooms allowing for personalization and autonomy. Improvement in residents’ quality of life is achieved by giving a certain degree of place ownership via a self-directed activity schedule or to make choices related to their own care.
The overall urban response of the building is planned to expand on the advantage of the tranquillity provided by the neighbouring parks and urban green lungs. Sustainable strategies such as a diagonal grid and north-south building orientation are adopted to allow better building orientation for ventilation and maximizing views to the neighbouring park. Continuous green spaces are integrated vertically within the building to provide a cool and shaded internal environment.