SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING30 Dec 2015
Broadway Malyan wins project for one of world’s most innovative schools
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London, UK – Broadway Malyan has won the commission to design a new international school in the heart of Singapore for one of Asia’s largest education organisations.

The architecture, design and urbanism practice was selected to design the new Nexus International School (Singapore) campus along the Pan Island Expressway, the main arterial route between Changi Airport, the island’s Downtown Core and the planned Jurong district in west Singapore.

Nexus is part of Taylor’s Education Group, which operates universities, colleges and schools across Malaysia as well as the British University Vietnam and also owns student accommodation in the UK.

The new international school will be the flagship school for the Nexus brand, building on Taylor’s successful growth of the school’s cohort and ideology in a building which now doesn’t meet their needs.

Broadway Malyan director Harry Hoodless, who has been involved in developing international schools across Asia, said the facility will set new benchmarks for sustainability and innovation.

He said: “This is an incredibly exciting project for Broadway Malyan where we have the opportunity to create what will not only be a major landmark in Singapore but will help develop the template for the school of the future.” Facilities at the 2,000 student campus – which will also be open to the local community outside school hours and at weekends – will include a 50 metres indoor pool, a full size astro-turf sports field, recording studios, a library, auditorium, two sports halls as well as a raft of flexible learning spaces. At the heart of the campus and in keeping with the philosophy of the new development will be the Innovation Hub. Through collaboration with the leading minds in their fields, it will be a showcase space dedicated to the development of new pedagogic ideas. A range of initiatives will work towards a design ambition of ‘zero waste, zero water, zero energy’ with technologies that will see the pool heated through waste heat from learning spaces, smart shading operated by sunlight sensors and rainwater management enhanced to deal with local climatic conditions.