Client : ISKL
Located in a 26 Acres site in Ampang Hilir, The new campus for the International School of Kuala Lumpur will be an opportunity to bring all three parts of ISKL (elementary, middle and high school) back together again in one location in a new space fully appropriate to the school’s unique identity. The new school will accommodate 2000 students with a provision to expand to 2.500 students in the future. The school is to be a sustainable exemplar both for the region and the world, aiming to obtain a BGI Platinum rating.
The programs comprise a performing Arts Centre adjacent to the music, arts and drama departments, two separate gyms, to swimming pools 50m and a 25 m, 3 football fields, a running track, tennis and badminton courts, student activity spaces, cafeterias, science labs. The various parts of the school are linked by a curvilinear “spine” building that links the public area of the city and the private world of the school. The heart of the school is the central plaza and the performing Arts Centre –a complex of performance, gallery and gathering spaces- where the school community can come together.
The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) approaches sustainability in a holistic manner, addressing all issues such as energy efficiency, materials, resources, indoor environment quality, waste disposal, transportation energy, building services and water efficiency. ISKL aims to achieve a minimum of Platinum Green Rating under Malaysia’s Green Building Index (GBI) rating tool, with a target of 90 points. The project was done in conjunction with HOK Architects of UK.