International School 2

KIRK was engaged by Perdana Park City to design a K12 school facility. Early workshop sessions with the client envisioned the new school as an opportunity to explore evolving ideas of pedagogy in childhood and teenage learning and establish new standards for educational facilities in Malaysia.

Planning was carefully considered to ensure cultural and sporting facilities could be an asset to the broader community. This vision informed the conceptualisation of learning spaces developed during an extensive collaborative and consultative process with client stakeholder groups and teaching staff.

The elevated highway that borders the rear length of the linear site presented considerable challenges to accommodate the spatial requirements of the varied programs. KIRK’s planning response resolved these by placing the indoor sporting facilities and auditorium at the rear boundary, acting as a buffer to insulate the social and teaching spaces from the highway.

Teaching spaces overlook the mature tropical landscape of the township and are organised in year group clusters around central breakout spaces for informal teaching and student interaction. This organisation subtly responds to the need for delineation between different age groups within the school and between students and general public whilst maintaining an overall inclusiveness within the school community.

Long term sustainability initiatives were holistically developed in the planning and design response as an interpretive and day-to-day teaching tool.

Program
K12 school including performance auditorium, general learning and specific learning spaces for science, art, performance, music teaching curriculum, and indoor and outdoor sporting facilities, basement carpark for 1800 students.

Client
Perdana Park City

Area
30,000m 2

Cost
MYR 120 Million

Status
Schematic Design