Bangunan Sultan Ismail

State Legislative Assembly Building: State Parliament


The ultimate symbol of authority

Befitting its stature as the state authority building, the Bangunan Sultan Ismail draws upon the cokmar or a traditional sceptre, the symbol of sovereignty, for its design inspiration. The Moorish-Andalusian architecture of this building and the Bangunan Dato Jaafar Muhammad (Office of The Chief Minister & State Secretariat) showcases a gracious interplay of space, air and light, is reminiscent of the state’s first home in Bukit Timbalan, and is a respectful nod to the continuity of governance.

Located along the Qiblat Axis, BSI comprises five blocks nestled upon 6.67 hectares of environmentally-designed landscaping and features 3 themed courtyards: Atrium Johor (indoor garden), Laman Kasturi (musk garden) and Laman Bunga Rampai (potpourri garden).

Within its august interior, intricate details that echo Johor’s former economic bounty – pineapple and spices – are interwoven with Islamic patterns. The building’s crowning glories can be found in the Assembly Hall in the Main Building, the Pineapple Skylight and above the Jauhar Atrium lobby where the sun streams through a jewel-shaped skylight (“Jauhar” in Arabic means precious stone from which the name Johor originates.)