Official opening of All Saints Home Jurong East
31 May 2016
In developing the All Saints Home in Jurong East, the resident experience was paramount. Officially opened on May 20, the six-storey, 194-bed nursing home designed by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers integrates wellness throughout the development design.
The home incorporates many elements of eldercare including All Saints Home’s first in-house dementia care facility. It is uplifted by natural lighting and optimal cross-ventilation, and boasts an air-conditioned therapy area, roomy wards, as well as open terraces and common areas where residents can relax and socialise. A transparent and spacious multi-purpose hall facilitates connection with the community outside, and there is even a wandering garden evoking scenes of old Singapore to comfort dementia patients from confusion and memory loss.
Harnessing BIM for whole building design
Collaborating with client MOH and various consultants, RSP worked to create an optimised living and nursing environment centring on active aging, independence and safety.
Spatial organisation was well thought out to minimise in-house travel distances and achieve the fastest and most efficient patient, personnel and material flows. Building Information Modelling (BIM) was used at the design and construction stages to improve quality design, facilitate multidisiplinary collaboration, monitor compliance requirements, and reduce errors in construction. The data mined from BIM also provided building information for facilities management maintenance.
RSP was awarded the BIM Award (Gold) for Architectural and C&S Engineering Consultants by the Singapore Building & Construction Authority in 2015 in recognition of its use of productive and innovation methods of construction in the All Saints Home nursing home project.