Arup has won platinum awards for our work on three projects for Singapore’s Ministry of Health Holdings. Recognised for their design excellence, innovation, and technology, the projects celebrated are the Jalan Damai Integrated Development, the Kallang Polyclinic & Long-Term Care facility, and the National Cancer Centre Singapore.

Tan Yoong Heng, Singapore Leader, Arup said: “Our award-winning projects all showcase innovative yet effective solutions to challenges. We look forward to continuing to bolster Singapore’s healthcare capacity through the provision of engineering solutions and advisory which put sustainability and design excellence at heart.”

The Jalan Damai Integrated Development received the Platinum Award – the highest accolade – for Design Excellence. The project, which embraces the concept of “Home in a Park”, consists of healthcare facilities including a polyclinic, nursing home and kidney dialysis centre, and a public park, operated by National Parks Board. 

Greenery is strategically and seamlessly integrated into the development, including on the building’s façade and sky terraces, offering visual relief and a comfortable environment for building occupants and residents of the neighbourhood. A large communal garden sits on the podium roof, accessible by all building occupants, while the rain garden manages stormwater and create a micro-habitat that contributes to overall biodiversity.

The Kallang Polyclinic & Long-Term Care won the Platinum Award for Innovation and Technology Excellence. It was one of the first of its kind, integrating multiple health services and long-term care within one facility, bolstering Singapore’s healthcare capacity, and enhancing the access to and range of services for residents. 

The facility features eldercare-friendly design principles and innovations such as a fully automated vaccine management system. This development sets an innovation precedent for healthcare projects in Singapore and harnesses more opportunities for collaboration among healthcare providers.

The National Cancer Centre, Singapore, won two awards: a Platinum Award for Innovation and Technology Excellence and Gold Award for Design Excellence. It was developed to increase the current capacity for treatment, advance research, and address rising cancer incidence due to an ageing population in Singapore. 

The project comprises of a four-level basement and a 24-storey superstructure that houses various facilities for cancer care, rehabilitation, research and education, such as specialty oncology clinics, oncologic imaging, linear accelerators and Southeast Asia’s first proton beam therapy treatment gantries. A new form of radiation treatment, proton beam therapy targets and destroys cancer cells, while minimising damage to surrounding healthy tissues. The unique challenges faced, including radiation shielding requirements, ground stability and space provisions, called for a diverse range of expertise and robust design solutions.