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Heriot-Watt's Malaysia campus nominated for most beautiful architecture

Published by Afterschool.my on Jul 07, 2015, 02:18 pm

Heriot-Watt’s new Malaysian Campus in Putrajaya has been shortlisted for a prestigious international architecture award.

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The newly opened £35m purpose-built green campus, with its distinctive sloping, grass-covered roof, offers integrated educational facilities to up to 4,000 students. Designed by Hijas Kasturi Associates, it will feature at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore this autumn, in the ‘Higher Education and Research- Completed Buildings’ category.

“We are delighted to be associated with this project, which reflects the drivers behind the University’s philosophy on high quality design and sustainability,” said Malcolm Deans, director of campus services at Heriot-Watt University.

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More than 2,000 architects from 60 countries attend the World Architecture Festival, described as the world’s largest international architectural event. It includes the biggest architectural awards programme in the world, dedicated to celebrating excellence via live presentations to delegates and international juries.

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