Malaysia's State-of-the-Art Modern-Tropical University Campus
The commencement of work for the RM450 million Taylor's Lakeside Campus in early 2007 is indeed an exciting phase in the 40-year-old history of Taylor's, and underscores its continued commitment to self-development. It marks another major milestone for the institution, where great strides have been made since 1969.
The Lakeside Campus houses all existing tertiary programmes under one roof. Set on 27 acres of tropical greenery near Jalan PJS 7/5, the campus is surrounded by a revived 5.5 acre man-made lake, as well as a landscape of water plants, trees and flowering shrubs, and groundcover that provides a rich and stimulating natural environment in the neighbourhood.
The completion of Taylor's Lakeside Campus is another step forward towards realising Taylor's mission to become a university of 20,000 students renowned for its teaching excellence and the distinctive quality of its graduates.
The Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus received the prestigious PAM Gold Award in September 2011 from Pertubuhan Arkitek Malaysia (PAM), in Category 5 (Education), for its inspiring architecture and landscape. The PAM awards are the premier architecture awards in Malaysia, held bi-annually to recognise the best in architectural work around Malaysia. [More…]
The Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (ILAM) also awarded Taylor's University Lakeside Campus the Special Honor Award in Category 3: Professional Awards in Landscape Design and Planning at the Malaysia Landscape Architecture Awards (MLAA) 2012. ILAM presents the annual MLAA awards to honour the best in landscape architecture from various aspects of the industry for projects completed in Malaysia and abroad. [More…]
Together with the award received in 2011 at the Global Interior Design Award, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus is the first and only property development in Malaysia to be awarded in all three building categories namely Interior Design, Architecture and Landscape.
Architecture: Education meets Design The new Taylor's Lakeside Campus is a marrying of the philosophy and pillars of education with the architectural designs that takes into account the environment and community. Meet the people behind the new campus from the visionary to the executer as they take you on a journey towards the building of the educational institution with a forward vision.
A Quick Tour of Taylor's Lakeside Campus A warm sense of arrival will be your first impression as the tree-lined University Drive leads you towards the grand Main Entrance. Turn at the Entrance Oval and Roundabout, and catch your first glimpse of the lake.
Pass the Retail Podium where inter-connecting streets lead to shops, cafes, banks, convenience stores and an array of service amenities. Next is a fully furnished 1,000-bed residences and boutique hotel that face out to the lake and a boardwalk.
From the Main Drop-off down the Grand Staircase, proceed to the University Square and Amphitheatre. This popular and important gathering area will be flanked by the Commercial Block, Residences and Hotel on the west, Administration Offices, Student Union and a Multi-Purpose Hall on the north, Academic Blocks on the east and the lake on the south.
Plays, recitals and other performances will be staged at the 'Art Precinct', formed by the Experimental Theatre, the 600-pax Auditorium, 300-pax Lecture Theatre and the outdoor Amphitheatre. The pride of the campus will undeniably be the Library, a splendid 4-storey glass edifice that warrants panoramic views of the lake.
Sheltered, landscaped promenades will provide easy access to scores of world-class facilities. Restaurants, culinary suites and housekeeping suites for the Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts faculty. Fully-equipped laboratories for advancing skills and knowledge in Science, Computer, Audio and Video, Engineering and Architecture, Building and Design. A Moot Court for lawyers to practice making a case.
The beautiful new Taylor's Lakeside Campus will provide all the right conditions for a vibrant exchange between academic, commercial, social and leisure activities. More than just a home to the student population, it will be the nurturing ground for an energetic and dynamic new community.