BCA recognises individuals for contributing to sustainable design [News]
By Try Sutrisno Foo, Channel NewsAsia, 25 May 2013.
Several individuals have been recognised by the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) for bringing Singapore’s standard of sustainable design to greener heights. They were awarded the Green Building Individual Award at the annual BCA Awards on May 16.
In 2013, a new award — the Young Green Building Individual Award — recognises young individuals under the age of 40 who have made outstanding personal contributions in the field.
A “green” hospital
One example of sustainable design can be seen in Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. With space at a premium, plants are stacked vertically — from planter boxes hanging outside wards, to a central courtyard growing in the basement, and a community garden on the roof.
The hospital’s design also takes advantage of the neighbouring Yishun Pond and other water features to make for a healing environment. The courtyard also acts as the hospital’s heart — as it is designed to be the point of reference for visitors and patients to orientate themselves around the hospital ground.
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Source: Channel NewsAsia