Prince of Wales Island International School, Penang, Malaysia


Taking up the entire top floor of the main building, the science department is an impressive hub of activity.

The design of the laboratories in POWIIS follows a new direction; they are not only spacious and well-equipped, but the first of their kind on the island.

Each of the nine laboratories features two areas: one for class dialogue, theory work and desk-based learning; the other for practical work, experiments and discovery-based learning. Based on the GBP 15 million ‘SciTec’ building at Oundle School in the UK, the design assumes that all science lessons take place in laboratories and it encourages an emphasis on practical work, a more enjoyable way to learn and the foundation of scientific discovery.

Giving pupils proper practical experience in science, art, music and design technology fits with our central aim at POWIIS.

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