Malaysian Academy of Han Studies
ROCKWOOL insulation doing its part for a harmonious society
The Malaysian Academy of Han Studies is a unique, first of its kind self-sustaining community built in the historic city of Malacca, Malaysia. The academy housed parents, teachers, staff and children who would all live together, learning and teaching on this fully donated site. The structure of the academy is inspired by the Tulou Clusters in southern China, where the focus is on creating a natural flow of people, energy and ideas against the backdrop of a village atmosphere.
This EUR13.4 million project was conceptualised to ensure maximum energy efficiency whilst providing optimum levels of acoustic and thermal comfort to its students and residents. The overseas architect consultant, Studio 505, interpreted a blend of local Malaysian architecture with incorporated Chinese historical community architecture ideas to create a majestic and beautiful roof structure.
ROCKWOOL stone wool plays a pivotal role in creating the ideal indoor environment to promote the studies of time-tested Chinese philosophies and moralities.
ROCKWOOL Malaysia provides insulation solutions for the roof, which spans an area of more than 10,000m2. The work on the roofing section commenced in August 2015 and was successfully completed within four months. ROCKWOOL stone wool contributed to improve thermal and acoustic performance of the roof, with the acoustic requirements being a critical factor for the academy’s educational purposes.
Agnez Cheong, the National Sales Manager said, “After initial hiccups and challenges in securing this prestigious project, we were finally successful. I believe it is a testament to our strong ROCKWOOL brand and close partnership with our system partners, NS Bluescope that eventually helped us to maintain our specifications despite threats by the contractor to change the insulation material.”
“So we are proud to have ROCKWOOL products and brand benefitting and being part of this highly publicized project, which also serves as an important milestone for Malaysia’s education and tourism industry,” she added.
When the Malaysian Academy of Han Studies opens its doors, it will be offering courses on Chinese philosophies and moralities to foster positive approach to life and cultures for a harmonious society.
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