The Malaysian matriculation programme is one of the pre-university programmes established by the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) that paves an entry into the bachelor’s degree programmes in Malaysian universities. Matriculation programme is offered in various matriculation college campuses available in every state of Malaysia.
For the state of Selangor, its matriculation college campus has been proposed on a 36.4-hectare land in the Banting education hub, close to many other educational institutions. Set between the vast plantation lands of palm oil crops, the campus site is easily accessible via a federal trunk road connecting to the main town of Banting.
Designed to accommodate over 3,000 students and some 300 staff members, the project has been completed within the contract period of 24 months only. It consists of an administration block, central teaching facilities, a mosque, student hostel blocks and staff accommodation area.
Careful planning of the site was important to ensure that while it is desirable to have the academic buildings within walking distance from both students and staff living quarters, they ought to be far enough to afford more privacy especially to the staff members and their families. The result was clear zoning of academic, student hostels and staff quarters located in the centre, inner and outermost periphery of the site respectively. The modern tropical concept adopted in the architectural design is evident in the use of generous overhangs, sunshades and hoods over windows and ventilation louvres throughout to create comfortable internal spaces for occupants.