21 May 2018
Just over one year on from ISG’s multi-million-dollar transformation of the former Bukit Jalil Sports Complex – now Kuala Lumpur Sports City – the Bukit Jalil National Stadium has been named ‘Stadium of the Year’ at the World Stadium Congress Awards 2018.
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, second largest in ASEAN and 11th largest in the world.
Ahead of the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, the 29th games in its history, ISG was tasked with delivering 100,000 sq ft of new facilities to support over 8,000 athletes and 87,000 spectators from across the globe.
In addition to comprehensively upgrading facilities at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium, ISG also worked across the Axiata Arena and Aquatic Centre, delivering a total of 23 new VIP suites with lounge and dining areas, two Royal Boxes, an entrance foyer, public circulation areas, refurbished restrooms and lounge areas, created press and media rooms and over 400 locker facilities, and over 2,500 multi-language signage installations.
A key legacy element of the project saw ISG erect an impressive granite Wall of Fame to highlight the achievements of Malaysia’s Olympian and Paralympian medal winners.
During the course of the redevelopment of Malaysia’s world-class sporting venues, ISG completed 230,000 work hours without a reportable incident by maintaining the highest possible standards of health, safety and quality compliance.
The World Stadium Congress gathers leaders in sport infrastructure, tournament delivery and recreational facilities to debate topics including 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.