Director SJ architecture Ivy Koh presenting the CTF in a video. Click here for a tour
Surbana Jurong has converted Singapore Expo Hall 10 into a Covid-19 Treatment Facility (CTF) housing elderly patients who, according to The Straits Times, are stable, have mild symptoms, and also underlying conditions such as a weakened immune system that put them at higher risk of getting sicker. The CTF is meant to alleviate the pressure on hospitals so that they can admit Covid-19 patients who are already seriously ill. According to Channel News Asia, there would be nine COVID-19 treatment facilities with an overall capacity of about 3,700 beds by the end of October.
SJ’s multidisciplinary team worked on the design, infrastructure, material procurement, and construction management, converting an empty expo hall into a 700-bed CTF in two weeks.
Rooms are planned around eight different colored zones to help patients orientate around the hall easily. The CTF features in-hall medical stations for immediate care. Patients can engage in physical activity within the confines of Hall 10 besides having their own private space. The CTF was completed on 8 Oct, and the first patient arrived on 18 Oct.
The client is the Ministry of Health; the medical operator is Raffles Medical Group and the managing agent is The Ascott Limited. Click on the video to see how the CTF works.