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The design concept behind SK Yee Healthy Life Center was based on the idea of “the green pulse,” where nature punctuated the building to create a “constant interplay between interior and exterior.” Carefully placed windows promote cross-ventilation and improve indoor air quality throughout the lightweight steel structure. “The Centre is a showcase of sustainable healthy architecture which is highly significant for both healthcare professionals and patients,” write the architects. “Opening a new chapter in healing architecture, healthcare professionals were actively involved in the design of the project from the earliest inception stage.”

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The building’s crown jewel is the rooftop covered by green roofs and walls that provide a greenery coverage ratio of over 57 percent. The beautiful landscaping also helps to reduce air-conditioner loading. The architects also integrated play spaces in the garden-like environment, including a Slide House for children.

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