28 June 2018
ISG is proud to announce that Bukit Jalil National Stadium has recently been named the “Stadium of the Year” at the World Stadium Congress Awards 2018, held at the Amsterdam Arena.
The National Stadium is the main stadia within the Kuala Lumpur Sports City compound with an 85,000 seating capacity, making it the largest stadium in Malaysia, 2nd largest in ASEAN and 11th largest in the world.
In 2016, ISG was involved in the multimillion dollar makeover of the former Bukit Jalil Sports Complex – now Kuala Lumpur Sports City – delivering a monumental 100,000 sq ft of facilities, in time for the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. The 29th SEA Games hosted over 8,000 athletes and 87,000 spectators from around the globe.
ISG was appointed by Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad (MRCB) to fit out the facilities across three stadia – the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, Axiata Arena and Aquatic Centre – which included 23 VIP suites with lounge and dining areas, 2 Royal Boxes, an entrance foyer, public circulation areas, restrooms and lounge areas, press and media rooms, over 400 locker facilities, and the installation of over 2,500 signage exhibits.
Throughout the course of the project, ISG worked closely with the design team in reconciling all rooms within the campus and checking the Bahasa Malaysia translations to ensure the successful implementation of appropriate signage. Given the magnitude of this task alone, ISG dedicated one team member to work on this element full-time for the duration of the project.
A key legacy element of the project saw ISG erect an impressive granite Wall of Fame to highlight the achievements of all Malaysia’s Olympian and Paralympian medal winners.
Completed in March 2017, the transformation of this immense development required strict compliance with stringent health and safety standards. With 250 ISG site operatives completing a whopping 230,000 work hours without any reported incidents, ISG was awarded for safety performance during a celebration of the project’s 3-million safe man-hours.
The World Stadium Congress gathers leaders in sport infrastructure, tournament delivery and recreational facilities to debate topics such as stadia design, sustainability, legacy, fan experience and innovation. The awards ceremony is the highlight of the annual meeting and recognises outstanding contributions in stadia design and delivery at a global scale. The stadium was also nominated for a World Architecture Festival award in 2017.