Hong Ngoc Phuc Truong Minh General Hospital
Award of Merit
OWNER: An Sinh – Phuc Truong Minh DKTN Hospital Co. Ltd.
LEAD DESIGN FIRM: MPN+Partners
LEAD CONTRACTOR; CIVIL, STRUCTURAL AND MEP ENGINEER: Unicons
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Turner International LLC
FACADE CONSULTANT: BES Consultants Pte. Ltd.
This 16-story hospital in Hanoi is the result of several first-time achievements. It is the first hospital in Vietnam to implement the UK’s strict Health Building Note guidelines, which provide best practices for design and planning in health care facilities. The 70,000-sq-m hospital also is among the first projects in Vietnam to use virtual-reality technologies, incorporating BIM, from design and construction to hospital operations. The virtual models brought end-users—including nurses, surgeons, staff and hospital executives—into large, virtual rooms where they could interact with the spaces and decide how to arrange key systems and equipment.
Turner International, acting as the project management consultant in the company’s first health care project in Southeast Asia, led a multinational team that removed nearly 20% from the original construction cost and completed work in only 27 months despite delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and permitting. The project finished below budget, and the team produced a detailed lessons-learned report for future reference.