Heriot-Watt Principal Professor Steve Chapman has visited the University's new, purpose-built Malaysia Campus, to meet with staff and students as well as conducting interviews with representatives of the local press.
The new £35m campus, a state-of-the-art teaching and learning environment, sits on 4.8 acres in a stunning lakeside location, close to the Putrajaya marina and its modern leisure and sports facilities, part of Putrajaya Lake's 'green continuum'.
A notable feature is the green roof: the first living grass roof of its kind in Malaysia it
shades the naturally ventilated spaces below, reduces thermal transmittance, and acts as an observation deck, accessible by glass lift. Other environmentally friendly design features include campus lighting 'powered' by the maximum use of natural daylight, a rainwater harvesting system and optimised air-conditioning and thermal control systems.