SMJK Jit Sin School
Bukit Mertajam, Penang
Contractor | SPK Asas Sdn Bhd
C&S | Perunding Lot
M&E | TAFA Perunding Sdn Bhd
Landscape Architect | JRD Asia Sdn Bhd
Quantity Surveyor | Unitech QS Consultants Sdn Bhd
MGBC Leadership in Sustainability Award 2022 Academia Building: Winner
Contrary to the traditional school layout where the classrooms are treated as the most important spaces of the education institution, the design of SMJK Jit Sin encourages students to learn beyond the confinement of the classrooms through a series of semi-outdoor spaces conducive to interaction and play, epitomised by the grand staircase and outdoor amphitheater and pods. All in the spirit of ‘education beyond the transmittal of knowledge’, to include the sharing of values and new aspirations.
Two key questions were addressed in the design of the new academic block of SMJK Jit Sin (one of the leading Cluster School of Excellence in Malaysia) – the role of schools in the 21st century and how the design of public high schools in Malaysia have evolved since its independence.