A privately funded Mediplex – Connexion is the latest addition to the local medical fraternity and is poised to cement Singapore’s reputation further as a medical hub providing world class medical services internationally. Strategically located in the heart of the city, Connexion is served directly by North-East line’s FarrerPark MRT station and boasts a unique amalgamation of complementing mixed-used developments. Leveraging on its use as a ‘white site’, the 20 storey Mediplex consist of a full fledge hospital, medical clinics, a hotel and retail components.
The functions of the Mediplex are clearly demarcated, with the six storey podium housing the Accident & Emergency, Digital imaging, Radiology, Day Surgery Operating Theatres, Endoscopy, Intensive Care Units, Operating Theatres departments. Over 130 hospital beds wards partially occupy the north-eastern tower and 250 luxury hotel rooms/villas, run by a separate management, complement the medical services by providing convenience to returning patients and accompanying relatives as well as providing support to the various medical conferences held. The medical clinics take up the entire south-western tower are internally connected to both the hotel as well as the wards yet maintaining physical separation.
Environmental considerations have been considered at the onset of the design with the aim of minimizing energy consumption without compromising the quality and standards of the Mediplex. A series of architectural features including a unique system of sun shading has been designed to reduce solar gain while minimizing the need for artificial lighting and a series of lush gardens on the 6th and 7th floors provide users relief from the harsh urban environment.