Roll-em! New Pinewood Iskandar Studios Open: PENETRON Technology Helps Vault Malaysia into the Entertainment Industry

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The Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios is a state-of-the-art film and television studio and production facility that will serve the entertainment industry across the Asia Pacific region. Crystalline concrete waterproofing technology from PENETRON helped make the ambitious project a reality.

Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios

We are confident this studio will become a historic part of the global movie industry and serve as the site of many iconic films in years to come. We’re proud to be part of the project and to have contributed, in a small way, to the magic of movies.

Located in Johor Bahru, right across from Singapore, the flagship Iskandar Malaysia development project is slated to open later this year. It was financed by cinema giant, The Pinewood Group (the company behind the Batman, Harry Potter and recent James Bond films), and the investment arm of the Malaysian government, Khazanah Nasional.

With a wide range of stunning locations easily accessible from the studios and the nearby production support hub of Media@Medini, Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios will be the new destination facility for the production of filmed entertainment across the Southeast Asia region. The facility includes:

  •     Five stages ranging from 1,400 to 2,800 square meters, all including interior water tanks (for underwater filming)
  •     Two TV studios with high-definition production equipment and audience capacity for 1,400 people
  •     3,150 square meters of floor space for production offices, dressing, and hair & make-up rooms
  •     A 3,300-square-meter workshop
  •     Post-production facilities include editing rooms and a screening theater
  •     The two-acre studio area also has 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of natural forest

PENETRON Goes to the Movies

The studio buildings are located in close proximity to a river and the construction site featured a relatively high water table. The project also included large underground pools (used for filming purposes). Approximately 13,388 cubic meters of PENETRON ADMIX were poured into the basement concrete structure, 2,008 square meters of wet areas were treated with PENETRON and the 4,107-square-meter poured concrete roof was sprayed with PENESEAL PRO.

PENETRON products were selected by the design team headed by Malaysia’s leading architectural firm, GDP Architects. Bovis, one of the world’s largest construction companies, provided key consultancy, and Web Structures served as the structural engineers for the project.

“The Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios is a high-profile project for the Malaysian government and for the movie industry in Asia,” notes Robert Revera, President and CEO of the PENETRON Group. “We are confident this studio will become a historic part of the global movie industry and serve as the site of many iconic films in years to come. We’re proud to be part of the project and to have contributed, in a small way, to the magic of movies.”

The PENETRON Group is a leading manufacturer of specialty construction products for concrete waterproofing, concrete repairs and floor preparation systems. The Group operates through a global network, offering support to the design and construction community through its regional offices, representatives and distribution channels.

For more information on PENETRON waterproofing solutions, please visit penetron(dot)com, email CRDept(at)penetron(dot)com or contact our Corporate Relations Department at 631-941-9700.

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