Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located in central Singapore in the heart of the country's largest healthcare cluster, Singapore Healthcare Group (SingHealth). The cluster is home to Singapore General Hospital (SGH), National Cancer Center, National Dental Center, National Heart Center, and Singapore National Eye Center, all of which are part of the Singapore Healthcare Group and are closely affiliated to Duke-NUS’ students, faculty and research scientists.
The Duke-NUS campus is located within the Khoo Teck Puat Building, which comprises 24,000 square meters of floor space, including large research spaces, classrooms, teaching labs, and administrative offices. The interior of the building is organized around an 8-storey atrium, flanked by an 11-storey administrative tower and the 9-storey laboratory tower that contains 5 research floors with state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
The building’s design is strongly influenced by Singapore’s tropical climate, with an emphasis on sustainability. The primary materials are ceramics, glass and metal. With its brightly-lit atrium, open staircases, hallways and interspersed casual meeting spots, the architectural layout encourages easy exchange between faculty, researchers, students and administrators.
The Duke-NUS Campus was recently recognized as a project of outstanding construction excellence in the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) 2011 Awards, Institutional Buildings Category.