In an effort of making Malaysia as the regional education hub, the Government of Malaysia has permitted the setting up of branch campuses of many renowned educational institutions worldwide. Amongst them is the leading independent public school from the town of St Albans in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, the St Albans School.
To be known as the St Albans International School, it will be located on 4.2 hectares of the site as the first development phase. While the two other development phases in the future will comprise a private hospital and retail area, with student residences. The first phase will accommodate up to 2,080 students with 104 numbers of classrooms.
Consisting of 11 blocks with outdoor sports facilities, the school will also house accommodation for boys and girls, along with classrooms, indoor sports hall and other teaching and learning facilities, such as the library, special teaching room, dining hall and many others. As a boarding school, an array of full-fledged facilities will be provided for the day-to-day students’ learning experience from morning to evening.
The school building design is mainly derived from the existing elements of the St Albans School campus in the United Kingdom. The discernible pediments of the school building finished with grey stone masonry are quintessential to the town of St Albans. Added with the round pointed arch, these were replicated in the modern school design in Cyberjaya. The classrooms are arranged in the cluster effects and integrated with outdoor learning spaces for a hands-on and fun learning experience.