|Category||Hospitality | Healthcare | Mixed Use|
The intersection of healthcare and hospitality
Connexion is the first fully integrated healthcare and hospitality complex in the region. It comprises a specialist medical centre known as The Farrer Park Medical Centre, a tertiary hospital called The Farrer Park Hospital, as well as a luxury hotel with full-fledged conference facilities, One Farrer Hotel and Spa. The complex also houses a retail zone and dining avenue on the ground floor known as Owen Link.
Conveniently located in the Little India heritage district near the heart of the city, Connexion is sited next to Farrer Park MRT Station. In response to building guidelines, a six-storey podium that fills the entire site has been established on the ground. A 14-storey slab block fronting Race Course Road sits on the podium.
Every opening in the west-facing medical centre is shaded by three triangulated sun-shading panels. The panels are triangulated to allow an unimpeded view out to the streets at eye level. They are also perforated to allow light in. The sun-shading system is designed to reduce solar gain while minimising the need for artificial lighting. The panels are also brightly coloured to create an architectural feature on the façade.
The Farrer Park Hospital features innovative medical technology and elegantly designed, functional hospital wards. The public lobbies and waiting areas are deliberately kept bright, soothing and hospitable. A notable highlight of the hospital would be the Farrer Suites, found on the ninth and tenth storeys. These suites can be flexibly allocated as guestrooms or VIP hospital wards and are fully equipped with medical facilities. The Farrer Park Medical Centre has been designed for patients to conveniently access specialised and personalised healthcare services, and with clear connectivity to the hospital wards.
Green pockets have been included within Connexion to complement its medical and hospitality programmes. Sky gardens, terraces and roof gardens are found throughout the building to provide relief and promote healing.
One Farrer Hotel and Spa, a five-star urban resort, combines three hotel concepts – the Urban Hotel, Loft Apartments and Skyline Hotel, and Sky Villas. The entire resort offers over 240 rooms, suites and villas. The Urban Hotel offers comfortable corporate rooms suited for business travellers. The Loft Apartments and Skyline Hotel offer individuals an escape from their urban surroundings. The Sky Villas offer luxury accommodation as each villa is individually customised, with state-of-the-art controls and original art pieces that are one of a kind.
The Conference Centre comprises a grand ballroom, three meeting rooms and outdoor facilities. The centre is equipped with the latest sophisticated technology, with video-conferencing capabilities to link its facilities to operating theatres in The Farrer Park Hospital, as well as the Institute of Nutrition, an interesting F&B concept that combines a retail shop and cooking school.
Integrated services provided for this project.
Design Excellence Awards Singapore 2015 (Gold)
LIAS Awards of Excellence 2015 (Gold)
LIAS Awards of Excellence 2015 (Best of Category)