The new Ampang Hilir campus of The International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) was awarded The Edge Malaysia-Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia (PAM) Green Excellence Award 2019 recently. The school’s state-of-the-art campus was recognised for demonstrating sustainable design which is both innovative and outstanding while contributing positively to the community. It was designed by global architects HOK in collaboration with Malaysian architectural partner VERITAS Design Group. The Award was accepted by ISKL Board member John Beattie who was Chairman of the Building and Facilities Committee throughout the construction of the new campus.
The entries were judged based on innovation, design, sustainability, relevance to the community, implementation and cost-efficiency. The five-member judging panel comprised representatives from PAM, GBI, and The Edge Malaysia.
ISKL’s Head of School, Mr Rami Madani said, “It is truly rewarding to see our commitment to sustainability recognised by leading Malaysian and global industry bodies. From the outset, the brief to the design team was to support our commitment to a sustainable future. The ultimate goal was to create a low energy, low carbon campus that maximises biodiversity, provides educational opportunities, and at the same time creates the optimum 21st Century learning environment for our students.”
In addition to The Edge Green Excellence Award 2019, ISKL’s 26-acre state-of-the-art campus has also received the PAM (Malaysian Institute of Architects) 2019 Gold Award for a new building in the field of Education, and the Cityscape Global Award 2019 for Sustainability. Sunway Construction also received the Contractor of the Year Award at the Malaysian Construction Industry Excellence Awards 2018. The prestigious awards, organised by Construction Industry Development Board gives recognition to industry players on their contribution and outstanding performance throughout the year and their construction of ISKL’s campus was one of the main projects submitted as part of the judging process. In addition, ISKL is the first school to achieve Malaysia’s Green Building Index Platinum rating for sustainable design.
Mr Madani continued, “Delivering any major development is always challenging and the cross section of awards received for our campus demonstrates we achieved this goal. Our vision has been realised through a successful partnership between ISKL’s community, designers HOK, Veritas and AECOM, and the contractor Sunway Construction.”
The awards are a testament to ISKL’s unwavering commitment to creating a sustainable campus.