Status: Completed 2019
Located on a 11.8 ha 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. With a built up area of almost 95,000 sm, the new school will accommodate 2,000 students with provision to expand to 2,500 students in the future.
The program includes a performing arts centre adjacent to the music, arts and drama departments, two separate gyms, two swimming pools (50 m and 25 m), 3 football fields, a running track, tennis and badminton courts, student activity spaces, cafeterias and science labs. The various parts of the school are linked by a curvilinear “spine” that links the public private areas of the campus. The heart of the school is the central plaza and the performing arts centre - a performance, gallery and gathering space - where the school community can come together. 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. The school is thus a sustainability exemplar both for the region and the world, having obtained a GBI Platinum rating of 90 points making it the “greenest” school in Malaysia.