[First look + plans + project data] AJ100 practice Keppie has unveiled plans for a 13,000m² sports complex in Medini, Malaysia
The £40million project for the country’s national investment fund includes a Wembley-style football pitch and a ten-wicket international standard cricket oval with space for 20,000 spectators.
Planned to complete in 2016, the sports village also features an 18-court games hall, four squash courts, a gym, sports science department, changing facilities and administrative offices.
It will be located within the 930-hectare Medini development which is earmarked to eventually become the South East Asia country’s second largest city after the capital Kuala Lumpur.
The Glasgow-headquartered practice – shortlisted for this year’s AJ100 fastest growing practice award – won the detailed design contract after completing a conceptual study for the high-profile scheme.
David Ross, design director at Keppie, said: ‘It has been a great project to work on and will be a fantastic resource for the new city. The collaborative approach taken by the client and our local design team partners has been fantastic and the design is one which we are very proud of.’
He continued: ‘The project is reflective of the ambitions of one of the world’s fastest growing economies and will play an important role in developing a sense of place, attracting and developing elite sports and balancing this with the promotion of community engagement and participation.’
Amran Hafiz Affifudin, director at client Khazanah Nasional Berhad, said: ‘Having been involved with the project since its inception, Keppie has demonstrated strong capability and remarkable understanding over our intent, design wish list and deliverable timeline.
He continued: ‘Keppie, as the international architect in this project, has worked closely and amiably with the local architect and consultants, enabling us to get the desired output. In short, it has been a pleasure working with Keppie and we are grateful to the team for being very accommodating to our various needs and requirements.’
Architects: Keppie Design Ltd
Location: Medini, Iskandar, Malaysia
Type Of Project: Sports Centre
Structural Engineers: Perundang Aziz, Azali & Tee
Project Architect: Tbc
Design Team: Tbc
Client: Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Tender date: Tbc
Start on site date: Sept 2014
Contract duration: 24 Months
Gross internal floor area: 13,000m2
Form of contract and/or procurement: Tbc
Total cost: £40million
M&e consultant: Perunding Hashim & NEH SDN BHD
Quantity surveyor: B&C Jurukur Bahan Berkanun
Planning supervisor: Tbc
Lighting consultant: Tbc
Main contractor: Tbc
Selected subcontractors and suppliers: Tbc
Annual co2 emissions: Tbc