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RMJM has completed a major development in Singapore that sees the reconstruction of Medical School academic areas, creation of a School of Nursing program, new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary Laboratory research space and a multi-species Vivarium designed to international standards. The completion of the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine project, which first began in 2009, represents a significant milestone for RMJM in Asia and sees Singapore’s world renowned Medical School housed in a fitting setting.
As the oldest medical school in Singapore and Malaysia, the Yong Loo Li School of Medicine required a multi-phase redevelopment rather than a full reconstruction. Various buildings and spaces within the campus were redesigned into a seamless urban design centred around the Village Green, which provides new front door access to the Medical school and the a series of sheltered open spaces which stretch over one kilometre across the hillside campus.
RMJM architects took advantage of Singapore’s climate to create sheltered exterior terraces, walkways and lounges to create an environment where students, health professional and scientists can interact freely in an atmosphere which fosters cross-discipline idea exchange. Key to this projects success is the planning which allows the Medical School, the National University hospital and the science academic programs facility to all interact more closely. RMJM worked with local partners CPG Consultants on this project.
RMJM’s Chris Johnston said: “This is a significant milestone for RMJM. We have once again demonstrated the ability to bring design expertise to Asia where new opportunities in healthcare continue to open up for RMJM. Our work on the Yong Loo Li School of Medicine is the culmination of several successful healthcare projects around the world, most notably in the USA, where our work on the Duke University Medical Centre was recognised for its sustainable design and efficiency. There is no doubt that RMJM’s experience of combining functionality with innovation means that we are well positioned to keep on delivering projects that benefit both our clients and their patients.”
The successful completion of this long-term development highlights RMJM’s ability to deliver large-scale healthcare projects across the globe, working with local partners. RMJM’s responsibility to provide sustainable, community-minded buildings continues to allow clients to capture the potential of a site and accommodate for significant future growth.