NUH Centre for Oral Health (COH)
- BCA Universal Design Mark Award 2017
- European Healthcare Design Awards
Highly Commended | Future Healthcare Design
NATIONAL SPECIALTY DENTAL CENTRE
Occupying the first eight storeys of a 10-storey tower, the National University Hospital’s Centre for Oral Health (COH) is designed to be accessible, patient- and student-centric, and a centre of excellence for translational clinical research. It houses three components: dental services and clinical training floors, teaching floors, and shelled space for future growth.
The centre’s functional design is built on an open operatory pod concept and modular planning grid that can adapt to changing requirements and accommodate incremental expansion within standardised floor plates.
The floors are stacked in a V-wing configuration designed to maximize daylight and views, while an “open deck” concept facilitates passive ventilation around the whole building.
The location of the new building provided an opportunity for a new public space, a landscaped Campus Green at the heart of the site connecting the academic and hospital zones of the campus.