Scots practice recognised for Singapore hospice project

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A Glasgow-based architectural practice has been recognised for its work on a Singapore hospice project.

Keppie Design’s collaboration with local firm, New Space Architects, has won a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award. The project was also shortlisted in the Completed Health Buildings category at the World Architecture Festival.

The Assisi Hospice is an 85-bed palliative care facility. Currently the biggest hospice in Singapore, the six-storey building is expected to serve more than 2000 patients annually. Keppie said the building has been recognised as a “peaceful, calm, dignified and life-affirming place for patients, family members and end-of-life care staff”.

The building is the second recent healthcare project Keppie has worked on in Singapore. The Kampung Admiralty scheme, developed with WOHA Architects, won the Gold Certificate at the BCA BIM Awards in October, having previously picked up a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award and the Universal Design Mark GoldPLUS (Design) Award.

Keppie Design director David Ross said, “It’s gratifying to see these projects being acknowledged and rewarded. Both were great to work on and the collaborative relationships formed with the local lead practices were very positive and enduring.”